We are privileged to serve our community and honored to be recognized for our high-quality care and community commitment.
Foster G. McGaw Prize
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is the recipient of the 2018 Foster G. McGaw Prize. The award recognizes health care organizations that are committed to community service through programs that demonstrate a passion and continuous commitment to making communities healthier and more vital. One health care organization from across the country is honored each year.
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 is one of only 48 hospitals in the nation to earn the “high performing” rating in all nine types of common procedures and conditions.
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.
LGH Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety
Lancaster General Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes LGH’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
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.
Healthgrades' America's 50 Best Hospitals
Lancaster General Hospital is named to Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals list for 2018. The list is based on clinical quality outcomes and rewards excellence over a multiyear time period. Hospitals named to the list are in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation for providing overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures consistently for at least six consecutive years.
CMS Hospital Compare Star Ratings
Lancaster General Hospital earned a five-star rating – the highest available -- from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in its Hospital Compare Star Ratings. The rating system summarizes more than 50 inpatient and outpatient quality measures to help patients make decisions regarding where to receive care, while also encouraging hospitals to continually improve the quality of care they provide.
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.
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.
"Most Wired" Hospitals
Lancaster General Health and Penn Medicine were both named among the nation's "Most Wired" hospitals. According to a survey conducted jointly by Hospitals & Health Networks and the American Hospital Association, "Most Wired" hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information.