Awards

Our Awards

HealthGrades Awards - Norman Regional Health System has been ranked Number One in Oklahoma for overall Orthopedic Services in 2012 by HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings.

HealthGrades uses the federal government’s Medicare date to review and rate more than 5,000 hospitals nationwide. HealthGrades also ranked Norman Regional among the Top 5 percent in the nation for overall Orthopedic Services in 2012 and among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Joint Replacement for three years in a row (2010-2012).

Other honors include:

  • Five-Star Rated for Spine Surgery in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Rated for Hip Fracture Treatment for 5 Years in a Row
  • Five Star Rated for Back and Neck Surgery (except spinal fusion) in 2012

Sustained Improvement Award - Norman Regional was awarded the sustained improvement award for Achievement in Eliminating Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections by the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Critical Care Societies Collaborative. The Critical Care Societies Collaborative includes the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Certificate of Participation - Norman Regional Hospital was awarded a certificate of participation in the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services Quality Improvement Organization Program: Reducing Rates of Health-care Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections in the Acute Care Setting.

2011 VHA Awards - Norman Regional Health System was recognized by the VHA for outstanding clinical performance. All three of our hospital campuses garnered awards. Our honors include:

2011 Regional Patient Safety Award - Clinical Excellence in Prevention of Complications - Catheter Associated Blood Stream Infections and Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

2011 Regional Emergency Department Award - HealthPlex - High Performance - Length of Stay and Left Without Being Seen

2011 Regional Emergency Department Award - Moore Medical Center

  • Improved Performance - Left without being Seen
  • High Performance - Length of Stay and Left without Being Seen Rate

2011 Regional Emergency Department Award - Norman Regional Hospital - High Performance - Length of Stay and Left without being seen

2011 Regional Clinical Award - Norman Regional Health System - Superior Performance for:

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Pneumoniate
  • Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)

Superior Clinical Performance Award - Norman Regional Health System has been recognized for achieving clinical excellence from the VHA Oklahoma/Arkansas regional office, one of 17 regions for VHA Inc., the national health care network. Norman Regional was the only one to receive this award from a group of 31. Norman Regional was awarded for:

  • Improving overall clinical quality based on CMS and Joint Commission core measures
  • Outstanding performance in infection prevention
  • Outstanding performance in emergency department care

VHA Blueprint, Norman Regional Hospital Emergency Department - Norman Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department has been honored for its outstanding emergency care to patients by VHA, a national alliance of non-profit hospitals. Norman Regional’s Emergency Department was one of only two in the region selected to serve as a role model to other hospitals and the first in the nation to have average length of stay values that routinely fall below the national average.

Top 25 Most Improved, Most Wired Awards - Norman Regional Health System was named one of the nation’s Top 25 Most Improved Health System according to results released in the July issue of Hospital & Health Networks magazine for the 2009 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study. Norman Regional was recognized for their ongoing Information Technology efforts and commitment to providing safe, quality patient care while working to eliminate waste and reduction of medical errors.

Norman Chamber of Commerce, Greenovation Award - Norman Regional was honored with the Greenovation Award from the Norman Chamber of Commerce. The System won in the category of conservation, large business. This award recognizes local businesses that are doing their part to reduce their impact on the environment and be better stewards of the earth.

NRHS Hyperbaric & Wound Care Center Receives National Award - Norman Regional’s Hyperbaric & Wound Care Center has been awarded the Center of Distinction Award. This award is presented to the top ten centers in the country for exceeding benchmarks in quality issues for 12 consecutive months. These quality indicators include percentage of wounds healed, patient satisfaction, median days to heal, management of wounds that cannot heal and access to care.

American Diabetes Association, Education Recognition Certificate - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recognized Norman Regional Health System’s Diabetes Center for its commitment to excellence in providing quality diabetes education to the public. The association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures the Diabetes Center’s educational programs meet national standards and staff is properly credentialed.

The Barbara Lynch Community Partner Award - Norman Regional was honored by the Oklahoma State School Boards Association with the Barbara Lynch Community Partner Award. The award honors an organization that displays community engagement and service. NRHS was nominated for the award by the superintendent of Norman Public School for NRHS’s partnership with the school district to equip schools with health professionals and registered nurses.

VHA Leading Practice Hospital - VHA Inc. recognized NRHS as a leading practice hospital for our work in pneumonia prevention and treatment through effective use of vaccinations and timely antibiotic administration for patients with pneumonia.

VHA Leadership Awards - Norman Regional received two “Strive for Perfection” VHA Leadership awards in recognition for our ongoing work with patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure and pneumonia.  NRHS also received the “Strive for Excellence” Leadership award in recognition of the ongoing work with heart attack patients. The Health System’s Intensive Care Unit received three awards from VHA, recognized for their work in the reduction of blood stream infections, glucose control, and sepsis implementation within an ICU.

2007 Regional VHA Awards - Norman Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department was honored with a regional award from VHA. The Emergency Department earned the Sustained High Performance Award in recognition of maintaining an average performance equal to or better than national benchmarks.

Norman Regional Health System was awarded a 2007 Regional Clinical Excellence Award from VHA. Only four organizations were honored with this award, which recognizes outstanding core measures in the areas of treatment of heart attack, pneumonia, heart failure and prevention of surgical site infections.

Norman Regional was also given the Clinical Improvement Award. We were one of 31 organizations that improved the aggregate score for any single measurement set over baseline by 5 percent or greater.

Modern Healthcare, Team Spirit of Excellence Award - Modern Healthcare awarded Norman Regional Health System the National Team Spirit of Excellence Award for creating a “magnetic culture” to which employees would be attracted and retained. Press Ganey satisfaction scores have been at the 90th percentile or above for five of the past six years.

Best Places to Work in Oklahoma 2007, 2008 and again in 2009 - Norman Regional Health System has received recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma three years in a row.

The Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Quality Award - Norman Regional Health System was presented with a Quality Award by the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality. Norman Regional Hospital was recognized as the most improved hospital for clinical outcomes in the large hospital category.

American Heart Association, Start! Fit-Friendly Company - NRHS was recognized by the American Heart Association as a Start! Fit-Friendly Company. We were recognized for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace.

Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Program, Certificate of Excellence
- Norman Regional received recognition from the state of Oklahoma for our commitment to improving employees’ health. NRHS received the 2007 Certificate of Excellence from the Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Program and Governor Henry’s commendation for being a healthy business.

Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition, Distinguished Corporate Leader Award - Fit Families received the 2007 Distinguished Corporate Leader Award from the Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition. Fit Families teaches the entire family how to live healthier lives by educating them about proper dietary habits, ideal levels of physical activity, coping with stress, and building self-esteem.

Modern Healthcare, 100 Best Places to Work - Norman Regional Health System was named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in health care by Modern Healthcare. Norman Regional was the only health care provider in Oklahoma listed as one of the top 100 places to work. The list recognizes workplaces in healthcare that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care and services.

Champion of Health Award, Champion of Children’s Health - Norman Regional Health System was honored with an award that recognizes organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health of Oklahomans. Norman Regional has received a Champion of Children’s Health award for its innovative collaboration with Norman Public Schools to financially support the establishment of school health services. The Champions of Health awards program is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Oklahoma Hospital Association, and other state agencies.