Chilton Medical Center has earned recognition and acclaim for its efforts to raise the standards of medical care for patients and community members. Here is a list of some of the most recent awards and accreditations received for our relentless focus on outstanding health care.
Top Awards for Extraordinary Care
- For the seventh year in a row, Castle Connolly named Chilton Medical Center the top mid-sized hospital in New Jersey.
- U.S. News & World Report named us a High Performing Hospital in COPD, heart failure, kidney failure, maternity, and stroke.
- Named one of the safest hospitals in the nation and a top general hospital by The Leapfrog Group
- 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award: Healthgrades
- 2023 America’s 250 Best Hospitals™; Named among America's best 100 hospitals for critical care and received five-star ratings in COPD, bariatric surgery, diabetic emergencies, heart failure and sepsis: Healthgrades
- Chilton Medical Center received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
- Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality: Human Rights Campaign Foundation Healthcare Equality Index 2022
Chilton Medical Center's programs and services have received additional prestigious recognition and certifications, including:
Breast Imaging Excellence
The Chilton Breast Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology. It is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR's voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs. The Center has also earned accreditation in Breast Ultrasound, Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Stereotactic Breast Biopsy and Mammography.
In addition, Chilton Medical Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for providing high-quality care to patients with diseases of the breast. The achievement highlights our breast care team, which includes health care professionals from a variety of disciplines working together to give patients the best care possible throughout their treatment.
Exceptional Emergency and Critical Care
Chilton Medical Center received the Beacon Award for Excellence® from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), which signifies exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction.
The Lantern Award, which we received from the Emergency Nurses Association, recognizes our emergency department's exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.
Stroke Care Excellence
Chilton has earned Primary Stroke Center certification from the New Jersey Department of Health and the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading health care evaluation and accreditation organization. It also achieved Five-Star Rating, the highest possible, for Stroke Care six years in a row, 2006-2011, and the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Elite Plus, and Target: Diabetes Honor Rolls.
Imaging Center Accreditation
The Imaging Department at Chilton Medical Center has earned certification from the American College of Radiology (ACR) in the areas of Computer Tomography (CT), Diagnostic Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology and Ultrasound.
Chilton Cancer Center Accreditation
The Cancer Center has been granted three-year approval with commendation from The Commission on Cancer – a level of certification achieved by only 27 percent of all hospitals in the country.
Bariatric Surgery Accreditation
Chilton Medical Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program – a joint accreditation program between the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Chilton Sleep Center Accreditation
Accreditation was granted to the Chilton Sleep Center from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the gold standard for sleep programs.
Diabetes Self Management Certification
The Chilton Diabetes Self Management Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for having a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the-art education about diabetes self-management for the patients in our community.
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certification
Chilton Medical Center's AACVPR certification demonstrates that its program is aligned with current guidelines as approved by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for the appropriate and effective early outpatient care of patients with heart or pulmonary issues.
Dedication to Geriatric Care
Chilton Medical Center has achieved the highest status possible for its NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) program. “Exemplar” status, the uppermost of four possible program levels, recognizes Chilton’s ongoing, high-level dedication to geriatric care. Chilton is among only 6 percent of hospitals in the nation to earn this prestigious designation.
Our geriatric emergency department is also accredited by the American College of Emergency Physicians for providing well-coordinated, quality care to older patients.
Mission: Lifeline® Achievement Award
Chilton Medical Center has earned the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Accreditation
Chilton Medical Center's Comprehensive Wound Healing Center has received accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) for meeting the highest standards in patient care and safety.
High-Quality, Baby-Friendly Maternity Care
Chilton Medical Center is a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA and is a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care. Chilton Medical Center also received a 5-star rating for vaginal delivery by Healthgrades in 2022.