Accreditation and Recognition

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has been recognized by a number of national organizations for quality, outcomes and patient safety.

The Joint Commission | Nursing Magnet Recognition | Commission on Cancer | Breast Center AccreditationThomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular HospitalsAetna Institute of Quality® (IOQ) Cardiac Care Facility U.S. News & World Report | Stroke Center Gold Achievement Award | Bariatric Surgery Center Accreditation  | Organ Donation Medal of Honor | Niche Designation 

The Joint Commission

TJC Gold SealLahey Hospital & Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), a leader in setting quality and safety standards for hospitals and other health care facilities. Lahey's medical centers in Burlington and Peabody underwent an extensive, unannounced survey in November 2008. Overall, Lahey received only one "requirement for improvement," or RFI, in the more than 250 standards that were applied in the review.

Read more about Lahey's Joint Commission survey.
Link to Lahey’s Joint Commission report. 

Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement

In July 2008, the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center at Lahey received a three-year approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. Months later, in early 2009, the CoC awarded Lahey an Outstanding Achievement Award for 2008. Lahey is one of only two cancer centers in Massachusetts-to have received this distinction.

Learn more about the Commission on Cancer and Lahey’s Outstanding Achievement Award.  

Breast Center Accreditation

Lahey Clinic’s Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), one of only four centers in Massachusetts to have earned this distinction. The NAPBC represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to improving the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes for patients with breast cancer and other breast diseases. 

Read more about NAPBC accreditation.  

Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Lahey Clinic Among the Nation’s Top Cardiovascular Hospitals Again in 2012Lahey Hospital & Medical Centerwas named by Thomson Reuters as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2012. This is the 9th time, in the past 13 years, that Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Landsman Heart & Vascular Center has been honored as one of the nation's best providers of cardiovascular service.

Read more about the Thomson Reuters Top Cardiovascular Hospitals. 

Aetna Institute of Quality® (IOQ) Cardiac Care Facility Lahey Clinic is designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatment.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality® (IOQ) Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatment. Based on measures of clinical performance, access and efficiency for cardiac care, Lahey was recognized by Aetna for meeting this criteria and consistently delivering evidence-based, quality care in the areas of cardiac medical intervention, cardiac rhythm and cardiac surgery in November of 2011.

Read more about the Aetna’s Institutes of Quality® Cardiac Care Facilities.   

U.S.News & World Report, America's Best Hospitals

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center was ranked as one of the top hospitals in the nation for excellence in urology by U.S.News & World Report in the 2010-11 "America's Best Hospitals" survey. This is the 13th time in the past 18 years that Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's Institute of Urology has been recognized as among the best in the country by the magazine.

Read  more about the U.S.News & World Report survey.  

Stroke Center Gold Plus Achievement Award

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is designated as a primary stroke service by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In 2010, Lahey’s Stroke Service received the American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines®—Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award. The award recognizes commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients according to evidence-based guidelines. In addition, Lahey's Stroke Service has also been recognized as a recipient of the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll for improving stroke care. 

Read more about Get with the Guidelines—Stroke.  

Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation

The Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Center for Surgical Weight Loss is accredited as a level 1a facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) AccreditationACS BSCN accreditation logo Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Level 1a accreditation is awarded to hospitals that have high-volume practices and can manage the most challenging and complex patients.

Learn more about the BSCN Accreditation Program.   

Organ Donation, Silver 1 Medal of Honor

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is among a select group of hospitals recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for success in increasing organ donation rates. In 2009, Lahey received the HRSA Silver 1 Medal of Honor for Organ Donation for achieving a 75 percent conversion rate (the ratio of actual donations that occur compared to the number of eligible donors), and a rate of 10 percent of donors following cardiac death.

Read more about the Department of Transplantation at Lahey.    

NICHE Designation

NICHE-award-122x88Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is committed to meeting the unique needs of older adults and their loved ones. We provide evidence-based, age-sensitive nursing care for our older patients, which leads to the best possible clinical outcomes.  Because of this commitment to elder care, Lahey received designation as a NICHE institution in January 2010.

Read more about NICHE at Lahey