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Awards & Recognition at Lufkin Hospital

HOSPITAL RECOGNITIONS

  • Hospital Accreditation by Joint Commission, Lufkin & Livingston
  • Level 4 Trauma Center Designation by Texas Department of State Health Services, Lufkin & Livingston
  • Laboratory Accreditation College of American Pathology, Lufkin & Livingston
  • American College of Radiology Accredited, Lufkin & Livingston
  • 2018 Top Performing Rural Hospital Award by the Leapfrog Group, San Augustine

EXCELLENCE IN HEART CARE

  • Among the Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care as listed by U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • HeartCARE Center of Excellence by American College of Cardiologists, 2019
  • Heart Failure Accreditation by American College of Cardiology, 2019
  • Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI with Resuscitation, accredited by the American College of Cardiologists, 2019
  • HeartCARE Center of Excellence by American College of Cardiologists, 2018
  • Pioneer Award for innovative, high-quality, evidence-based processes by American College of Cardiologists, 2018
  • HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence by the American College of Cardiology
  • Ranked in the Top 10% of the nation for Heart Attack Treatment by CareChex, a division of Comparion®, an independent quality ratings group, 2018
  • Ranked in the Top 10% of the nation for Cardiac Care and Heart Failure Care by CareChex, a division of Comparion®, an independent quality ratings group, 2017
  • Ranked in the Top 100 hospitals in the nation for Vascular Surgery by CareChex, a division of Quantros, Inc.®, an independent quality ratings group, 2018
  • Ranked in the Top 100 hospitals in the nation for Vascular Surgery by CareChex, a division of Quantros, Inc.®, an independent quality ratings group, 2017
  • Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the High Performing Hospitals for Heart Failure Care, 2016-2017
  • America's Best in Heart Care by WomenCertified, 2017 & 2018
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • American Heart Association Heart Failure Bronze Award, 2015-2016
  • American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Bronze, Lufkin, 2015 & 2016
  • Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation, accredited by the American College of Cardiology
  • Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center- BRONZE Level Recognition Award for Heart, 2013
  • American Heart Association’s Platinum Award ACTION Registry Get With the Guidelines Award for the Treatment of Heart Attack, 2012
  • American Heart Association’s Gold Performance Achievement Award for the Treatment of Heart Failure, 2012
  • Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Outstanding Program, 2013
  • Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Outstanding Program, 2012
  • Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Outstanding Program, 2010 & 2011
  • Prestigious Texas Cardiovascular Health Promotion Award by the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

EXCELLENCE IN STROKE CARE

  • American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award, 2019
  • American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award, 2019
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Award, 2018
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award, 2018
  • Ranked in the Top 10% of the nation for Cardiac Care and Heart Failure and Stroke Care by CareChex, a division of Comparion®, an independent quality ratings group, 2017
  • America's Best Stroke Center by WomenCertified, 2017
  • American Heart Association Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award, Lufkin, 2015 & 2016
  • Primary Stroke Center Disease Certification by Joint Commission, Lufkin
  • American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus Award for Treatment of Stroke, 2014

EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY

  • The Quest 2020 Award for High Value Healthcare
  • 2019 Top Rural Hospital of Excellence for Safety & Quality Care by The Leapfrog Group - San Augustine
  • 2019 "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade - Livingston
  • Blue Distinction Total Care designation by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association for delivering high-quality, effective, cost-efficient specialty care - Livingston, 2019
  • 2018, 2017, 2016 America's Best Hospital for Patient Safety by WomenCertified
  • Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award, Livingston
  • Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award (for Exceptional Quality Improvement Activities in the Clinical Areas of Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care), Lufkin, 2009
  • Top Performer by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid in the following clinical areas: Pneumonia, SCIP (Surgical Care Improvement Project), Heart Failure, San Augustine

HOSPITAL OF CHOICE

  • 2019 Best Hospital by Polk County Enterprise Readers - Livingston
  • 2019 Best Lufkin Hospital by The Lufkin Daily News
  • Ranked in the Top 10% of the nation for Overall Hospital Care by CareChex, a division of Comparion®, an independent quality ratings group, 2018
  • 2018 Best Lufkin Hospital by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2017 Best Lufkin Hospital by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2015 Best Lufkin Hospital by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2014 Best Lufkin Hospital by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2013 Best Lufkin Hospital by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2012 Best Lufkin Hospital by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2011 Best Lufkin Hospital by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2010 Best Lufkin Hospital by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2009 Best Lufkin Hospital by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2008 Best Lufkin Hospital by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2007 Best Lufkin Hospital by The Lufkin Daily News

EXCELLENCE IN NEUROLOGICAL CARE

  • Ranked in the Top 100 hospitals in the nation for Neurological Care by CareChex, a division of Quantros, Inc.®, an independent quality ratings group, 2018

  • Ranked in the Top 10% of the nation for Neurological Care by CareChex, a division of Quantros, Inc.®, an independent quality ratings group, 2017

EXCELLENCE IN EMERGENCY CARE

  • 2019 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2019 Best Lufkin Freestanding Emergency Room by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2018 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2018 Best Lufkin Freestanding Emergency Room by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2017 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2017 Best Lufkin Freestanding Emergency Room by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2016 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2015 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2014 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2013 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2012 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2011 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2010 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2009 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2008 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2007 Best Lufkin Emergency Department by The Lufkin Daily News

 

MEDICAL EXCELLENCE

  • Ranked in the Top 10% of the nation for COPD, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, and Orthopedic Care by CareChex, a division of Comparion®, an independent quality ratings group, 2018
  • Ranked in the Top 100 hospitals in the nation for Overall Medical Care by CareChex, a division of Quantros, Inc.®, an independent quality ratings group, 2018
  • Excellence in Patient Satisfaction by Press Ganey (Independent Patient Satisfaction Ratings Organization)
  • Recipient of the 2013 & 2012 Women's Choice Award by WomenCertified, the voice of the female consumer. Ranked number one in the region for patient satisfaction.
  • 2015 Region's Best Hospital for Orthopedic Care by WomenCertified

EXCELLENCE IN SURGICAL CARE

  • Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the Surgical Review Corporation, 2019
  • Center of Excellence for Hernia Surgery (COEHS) by the Surgical Review Corporation, 2019
  • Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery (COERS) by the Surgical Review Corporation, 2019
  • Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Surgery (COEMIS) by the Surgical Review Corporation, 2019
  • Blue Distinction Center Designation for Knee & Hip Replacement - Livingston

EXCELLENCE IN WOUND CARE

  • Healogics Center of Distinction, based on outstanding patient outcomes and high patient satisfaction scores, 2018
  • Certificate of Excellence by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine

EXCELLENCE IN CANCER CARE

  • 2018 America's Best Hospital for Cancer Care by WomenCertified
  • 2015 Region's Best Hospital for Cancer Care by WomenCertified

EXCELLENCE IN NURSING CARE

  • 2018 Best Nurse (1st Runner Up-Crystal Sepulvado) by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2017 Best Nurse (1st Runner Up-Jane Newland) by The Lufkin Daily News
  • Nurse of the Year by the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce for Nancy Sanchez, R.N.
  • Nurse of the Year by the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce for Patricia Jones, R.N.
  • Nurse of the Year by the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce for John Brink, R.N.
  • 2014 Best Nurse by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2013 Best Nurse by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2012 Best Nurse (1st Runner Up-Teresa Oliver) by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2011 Best Nursing by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2010 Best Nursing by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2009 Best Nursing by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2008 Best Nursing by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2007 Best Nursing by The Lufkin Daily News

EXCELLENCE IN DIABETES CARE

  • Awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for thediabetes self-management education program, 2019

 

EXCELLENCE IN DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

  • Computed Tomography (CT) Accredited Facility by American College of  Radiology - Lufkin & Livingston
  • Mammography Accredited Facility by American College of Radiology - Lufkin, Livingston and San Augustine
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Accredited Facility by American College of Radiology - Lufkin & Livingston
  • Ultrasound Accredited Facility by American College of Radiology - Lufkin & Livingston
  • Nuclear Medicine Accredited Facility by American College of Radiology - Lufkin & Livingston

 

EXCELLENCE IN LABORATORY

  • College of American Pathology Accredited Laboratories
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Certified Laboratories

BEST PLACE TO HAVE A BABY

  • 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 by The Lufkin Daily News
  • Designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite by the Texas Department of State Health Services, Livingston

EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL MARKETING

  • 2015 Aster Gold Award Winner for Special Video Production-Breast Cancer Awareness
  • 2015 Service Industry Advertising Silver Award for Breast Cancer Awareness
  • National Aster Award for Excellence in Medical Marketing (Best Outdoor Campaign, My Hospital for Life)
  • National Healthcare Advertising Award for 2011 Power of Pink Video
  • National Aster Award for Excellence in Medical Marketing (Best Cardiology Campaign)
  • National Aster Award for Excellence in Medical Marketing (Best Outdoor Campaign for Labor/Delivery)
  • National Aster Award for Excellence in Medical Marketing (Best Special Event for the Dr. Bill Shelton Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure)
  • Best Website in Texas by the Texas Public Relations Association
  • Best Community Outreach Series in Texas—Memorial Cooking Innovations by the Texas Public Relations Association
  • Best of Texas video project—Power of Pink Employee Dance Video for Breast Cancer Awareness, by the Texas Public Relations Association

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • 2019 Best Community Event (Power of Pink!) by The Lufkin Daily News
  • Good Neighbor Award from the San Augustine Chamber of Commerce, San Augustine
  • 2018 Best Community Event (Power of Pink!) by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2018 Hospital of the Year by Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
  • 2017 Best Community Event (Power of Pink!) by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2016 Best Community Event (Power of Pink!) by The Lufkin Daily News
  • 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 Best Special Event (Power of Pink!) by The Lufkin Daily News
  • Best Community Outreach Series—Memorial Cooking Innovations by the Texas Public Relations Association
  • Hospital of the Year by the Blood Center of East Texas (Lufkin)
  • Hospital of the Year by the Blood Center of East Texas (Livingston)

EXCELLENCE IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

  • Distinguished Employer Award for Excellence by the Texas Workforce Commission and Deep East Texas Workforce Solutions
  • Individual Merit Award by Angelina County Chamber of Commerce Presented to former Volunteer Auxiliary President Don Newland

EXCELLENCE IN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

  • Medium-sized hospital category award for emergency preparedness awarded by the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council, 2018

ADDITIONAL STATE RECOGNITION

  • Designated Level IV (Basic) Trauma Facility by Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Recognized by the Texas Department of State Health Services for Exemplary Performance, Lufkin & Livingston
  • Recognized by the Texas Attorney General’s Office for Excellence, Livingston
  • Partner Hospitals (Lufkin & Livingston) for Medicare Community Based Care Transitions Program awarded to Deep East Texas Area Agency on Aging—Two Year Grant Award in 2013 plus One Year Extension in 2015