Awards & Recognition

Providence Health is proud of its continuous quality and outstanding achievements. Here are a few honors we have received:

Providence Health was named one of the best hospitals in the State of South Carolina, according to The U.S. News and World Report. “South Carolina has nearly 100 hospitals. Seven meet high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state,” says the website. Providence was the only hospital in Columbia on this list of seven. The U.S. News Best Hospitals analysis is available on the web here: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/sc.

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Providence Health as a High Performing Hospital for Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.

  American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®)

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) recognized Providence Health for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. Providence Health is the only hospital in South Carolina to be honored in this year's distinction which measures the quality of hospital surgery programs. The high scores received by Providence Health place it in the top 10% of 680 hospitals evaluated throughout the nation for Surgical Quality.

This year marked the 22nd consecutive time that Providence received the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ “Highest Rated Award” of 3 stars. The measure is based on quality comparisons of cardiac surgery among all hospitals that report data on their outcomes. Ninety-four percent of all heart programs in the country submit to this review, and only 15% of those 1,000 heart programs receive this rating.  

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded Providence Health a 4-star rating, which is the highest rank issued to any Columbia health care entity. The CMS ratings are available through its Hospital Compare website. The average national rating was three stars. Providence Health's 4-star ranking is yet another national third-party acknowledgement of our high quality care.

Blue Distinction® Centers demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications and health care associated infections than their peers. Providence Health Northeast has been a Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement since 2010. Blue Distinction® Centers demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, resulting in lower rates of complications and health care associated infections than their peers.

Chest Pain with PCI Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology

Providence Health has been awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI by the American College of Cardiology based on a rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

Providence Health is accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Accreditation helps healthcare facilities define and actualize their strengths, identify and improve processes, and recognize opportunities to enhance cardiac care. 

Providence Health Northeast is an Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care Facility for both Spine Surgery and Total Joint Replacement. Aetna Institutes of Quality recognize hospitals that meet certain standards of quality and cost efficiency. Factors that are measured include patient satisfaction, level of care and how often people return to the hospital after surgery.

Providence Health Accredited by the Joint Commission

Providence Health received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Certified Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab programs

Providence Health's Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation facilities are certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The cardiac rehab program has been a leader in its field haiving achieved this certification for more than 15 years. Providence's pulmonary rehab program is also certified by the AACVPR, marking it as a leader for offering "the most advanced practices available.”

Accredited Mammography program in Columbia SC

Providence Health has been awarded accreditation in mammography by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. Click here for more information about the importance of choosing an accredited facility for your mammography needs. 

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