Awards and Accolades

At Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, we are committed to providing exceptional care. It is the experiences of our patients and their families, and their regard for the care they receive, that are at the heart of how we measure our success. Our focus on this high-quality patient care requires a commitment to attracting and retaining the best physicians, nurses and staff and to maintaining facilities that offer advanced technology and innovative treatment. The recognition we receive from national organizations is a nice reminder that Sentara Martha Jefferson provides just such outstanding care in the personalized setting of a community hospital.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes family was awestricken by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital has received the following Awards and Accolades

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital First in the Country to Receive Primary Plus Stroke Certification

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital has received DNV Primary Plus Stroke (PSC+) Certification from DNV GL-Healthcare, the first hospital in the nation to do so. PSC+ Certification requirements are based on the most current recommendations from the Brain Attack Coalition (BAC), American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Conditions of Participation as well as the World Stroke Association.

A PSC+ center has the personnel, infrastructure, and expertise to diagnose, treat and support stroke patients who require intensive specialized medical and surgical care, specialized tests and interventional therapies. The intent of PSC+ is to be capable of providing initial diagnostic services, stabilization, emergent care, neurointerventional therapy, and post care to acute stroke patients.

PSC+ centers also can function as a resource center for other facilities in their region.

Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

To receive a Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation, a health care facility must demonstrate success in meeting patient safety measures as well as bariatric-specific quality measures, including complication and readmission rate for laparoscopic procedures in sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and adjustable gastric band. A health care facility must also be nationally accredited at both the facility and bariatric program-specific levels, as well as demonstrated cost-efficiency compared to its peers.

CMS Awards Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital a 5 Star Rating

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that runs the Medicare program, awarded Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital 5 stars in its 2017 rankings. The hospital is one of eight in Virginia to receive the highest ranking, on a scale of one to five stars. The rankings are based on 57 quality measures, including data on patient re-admissions, effectiveness of care, safety of care, mortality, and patient satisfaction.

Hospital and Health Networks Most Wired Award

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is honored to be selected for this year’s Hospital and Health Networks Most Wired award for 2016 . Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is included with other Sentara Hospitals as well as other health systems that are meeting the industry standard for measuring IT adoption for operational, financial and clinical performance in health care delivery systems. This year a focus on IT security measures, telehealth and population health were added to the measurement.

Soliant Health Most Beautiful Hospital in America
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital was recognized by Soliant Health as the 2012 Most Beautiful Hospital in America.

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) recently awarded Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville a three-year accreditation. The NAPBC recognizes hospitals that are committed to breast health and improving the quality of care. The certification process examines program leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.

LEED Certification
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is pleased to announce its replacement hospital has been awarded LEED® certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Practice Greenhealth
"Partner for Change Award" Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital received a 2010 "Partner for Change Award" from Practice Greenhealth for our commitment to environmentally responsible operations.

Get With the Guidelines - Stroke
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital received the Get With the Guidelines™-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Bronze (2009), Silver (2010), and Gold Awards (2011).

Commission on Cancer
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has recognized Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital's commitment to maintaining our cancer program and participating in their Accreditation Program.

The American Association for Respiratory Care
The American Association for Respiratory Care has designated Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital’s Respiratory Therapy Department as a 2010 Quality Respiratory Care Program.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
The Sentara Martha Jefferson Sleep Medicine Center was pleased to receive accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Achieves Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2006, 2011 and 2016. ANCC’ s Magnet Recognition Program® identifies superior quality in nursing care and is the highest national honor for nursing excellence. Currently, only approximately seven percent of all U.S. health care hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition. The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the ANCC to recognize healthcare organizations that provide nursing excellence and to disseminate successful nursing practices and strategies. The Magnet® program is recognized as the gold standard of nursing excellence. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is proud to achieve Magnet recognition, as this credential reinforces our dedication to quality patient care.

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Sentara Martha Jefferson has received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC)
By achieving SCPC’s Chest Pain Center Accreditation status, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital demonstrates expertise in the following areas:

  • Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
  • Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly
  • Effectively treating patients at low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
  • Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
  • Ensuring the competence and training of Accredited Chest Pain Center personnel
  • Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
  • Constructing a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
  • Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack