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Awards and Recognitions


The Leapfrog Group Hospital Top Teaching Hospital

Lancaster General Hospital received a Top Teaching Hospital award from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit hospital safety watchdog. LGH was one of 39 hospitals in the country, and one of two in Pennsylvania, that received this national award for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. Several areas of hospital care are considered when establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors.

The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade “A”

Lancaster General Hospital received a Hospital Safety Grade of “A” from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit hospital safety watchdog. LGH was awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Hospital Safety Grade, which combines 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, is considered the gold standard rating for patient safety.


U.S. News & World Report

Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) was recognized among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for 2018-19. The hospital, which is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), was ranked sixth among Pennsylvania hospitals and named a Best Regional Hospital. LGH also is rated high performing in four adult specialties and five procedures and conditions.

"Most Wired" hospitals

LG Health and Penn Medicine both were named recipients of the CHIME Health Care’s Most Wired Award. The award, presented by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, recognizes hospitals and health systems that embrace and maximize technology to support the delivery of care.

Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals

Lancaster General Hospital is named to the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals list for 2017. The annual study incorporates independent public data, risk-adjusted and peer-reviewed methodology, and key performance metrics to arrive at an objective analysis of the best hospitals in the nation. This is the 11th time Lancaster General Hospital has appeared on the list since 1997.


Magnet Recognized Hospital for nursing excellence

Lancaster General Hospital attained four-year Magnet® recognition for the fourth time in 2016, as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.


Joint Commission certification

Certification from the independent, nonprofit Joint Commission is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Lancaster General Hospital received certification in hip and knee replacement, and hip fracture, and advanced certification in primary stroke center and ventricular assist device.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration VPP Star

Lancaster General Hospital is recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with VPP (Voluntary Protection Programs) Star Status. This prestigious honor includes LGH and facilities and services associated with its license, including BURLE, Women & Babies Hospital and 14 outpatient centers, including the Downtown and Suburban pavilions. VPP recognizes organizations and employees for implementing effective safety and health management systems and maintaining injury and illness rates below national averages.

HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award for Electronic Medical Records Use

Lancaster General Hospital attained the acute care Stage 7 award for an advanced patient record environment from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics. Stage 7 is the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model℠ (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. Stage 7 hospitals operate in a paperless environment and represent best practices in implementing EMR.

Independence Blue Cross Blue Distinction Specialty Care

Lancaster General Hospital is recognized by Independence Blue Cross as a Blue Distinction Center for proven expertise, high quality care and patient results in these specialties: cardiac care, maternity care, hip replacement, knee replacement and bariatric surgery. 

Security 500

Security Magazine listed Lancaster General Health among the top 500 security departments in the country and 28th in the health-care sector for its best-managed security practices.

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