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The Heart Hospital Awards

Heart Hospital Nursing Excellence

Hurst Ratings and Analytics has recognized the nursing staff at The Heart Hospital with The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award for achieving excellence in quality nursing, which significantly contributes to the hospital’s overall patient satisfaction rating.
Nurse communication directly impacts outcomes and hospital patient satisfaction ratings. Hurst Ratings and Analytics reviews key quality indicators from HCAHPS surveys specific to hospital nursing services in the categories of nurse communication, staff responsiveness, medication communication, pain management, discharge information, and care transition. 
The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award is given to hospital nursing staffs that achieve top tier weighted scores, significantly above the national average on these performance measures.

CMS 5 Star Award for Patient Satisfaction April 2015, July 2015, & October 2015  


The Heart Hospital Receives HFAP Re-Accreditation
The Heart Hospital - HFAP Accreditation
The heart program is the largest in the region and has received the following recognitions:

  • Nationally recognized as a Top 100 heart program
  • Achieved the highest Three-Star rankings by United Healthcare
  • Designated as a Center of Excellence by Anthem
  • Received state and national awards for clinical processes and services—including its rapid treatment of chest pain
  • Designated by the Society of Chest Pain Centers as a Chest Pain Emergency Center for its locations at Deaconess Hospital and Deaconess Gateway Hospital

The Heart Hospital is licensed by the Indiana Department of Health as an acute care hospital and is accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) for excellence in patient care quality.  HFAP is authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to survey hospitals for compliance with CMS standards.

The Heart Hospital Receives Clinical Excellence Award 2015
The Heart Hospital - VHA Award
The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway was one
of six VHA member hospitals to receive an Excellence Award for 
Clinical Effectiveness from VHA Inc., the national healthcare network. 
The Excellence Award recognizes achievement of exceptionally high levels of performance in clinical care when compared to national benchmarks.
The Heart Hospital Awarded Most Wired 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017

The Heart Hospital and Deaconess has been named a Most Wired health system by Hospitals and Health Most Wired Logo 2017Networks, a publication of the American Hospital Association, for the third year in a row. For us, Most Wired is more than just an award – it reflects our culture and the way we work every day. We know health care is better when it’s connected. That’s why we use technology that lets caregivers spend less time searching for information and more time caring for you.


Fit-Friendly Worksite Designation 2014, 2015 & 2016 
The Heart Hospital - American Heart Association My Heart, My Live Fit Friendly Worksite 2016
Fit Friendly designation is an award given by the American Heart Association’s My Heart, My Life initiative and recognizes workplaces that make employee health and wellness a top priority. Deaconess is committed to improving the overall health of our community. That includes our own employees. It is our continued goal to be a positive example for other companies and organizations on the path toward creating a healthier workforce.  
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