Awards & Accolades

  • Gold SealMemorial Health University Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission. Accreditation from this organization is a nationwide seal of approval that indicates our hospital meets high performance standards. We have earned a Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission.

    Exceptional Patient Care
    In 2014, Memorial University Medical Center was again named to the Georgia Hospital Association's Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll, Presidential Category, for exceptional patient outcomes.

    Excellence in Patient Safety
    We received an "A" Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group for protecting patient safety.

    Excellence in Bariatric Surgery
    In 2008 and again in 2011, Memorial Health Bariatrics was named a Center of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. We were also named an Aetna Institute of Quality for bariatric surgery.

    Excellence in Breast Care
    Memorial University Medical Center is accredited in stereotactic breast biopsy and breast MRI by the American College of Radiology. The breast care services at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program of the American College of Surgeons. Our Breast Imaging Center's mammography services are accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the FDA. We are also designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

    Excellence in Cancer Care
    The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center earned Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The ACI also earned an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer.

    Excellence in Heart and Vascular Care  
    The Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial University Medical Center holds disease-specific certification from The Joint Commission for providing evidence-based guidelines for heart failure patients. The Heart & Vascular Institute also earned Chest Pain Accreditation with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. And, we earned a Get With the Guidelines -- Heart Failure Silver Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. 

    Excellence in Joint Replacement Surgery
    Memorial University Medical Center met rigorous quality and financial standards to earn Blue Cross and Blue Shield Total Value Designation. Aetna named us an Institute of Quality for total joint replacement. We received UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement specialty center designation for quality care. And, we earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for our knee and hip replacement programs.

    Excellence in Rehabilitation Care
    The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center earned accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Programs (CARF). This accreditation ensures our commitment to quality, safety, and patient satisfaction. The following programs are CARF accredited: Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital Comprehensive (adults); Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital Comprehensive (children and adolescents); Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital: Brain Injury Program (adults); Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital: Stroke Specialty Program (adults).

    Excellence in Spine Surgery
    Memorial University Medical Center was named a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield. We received UnitedHealth Premium surgical spine specialty center designation from UnitedHealthcare. Aetna named us an Institute of Quality for spine surgery. And we earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for spinal fusion and microdiscectomy.

    Excellence in Stroke Services
    In 2012 and again in 2014, our stroke services received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. In 2012, Memorial University Medical Center was the first hospital in Georgia and one of the first five in the nation to be named on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll, and we still hold a place on this prestigious list today. We also hold The Joint commission's Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care. 

    Our laboratory department and point-of-care services are accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

    Our CT services are accredited by the American College of Radiology.

    Our sleep laboratory is certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.