Accreditations & Awards
DNV-GL Accredited Hospital
Holyoke Medical Center has earned national accreditation by DNV-GL Healthcare for demonstrating it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV GL’s accreditation program is the only one to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation, which Holyoke Medical Center is eager to achieve within three years.
DNV GL’s accreditation program, called NIAHO® (National Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), involves annual hospital surveys – instead of every three years – and encourages hospitals to openly share information across departments and to discover improvements in clinical workflows and safety protocols.
In 2018 Holyoke Medical Center achieved certification to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, reflecting the organization’s commitment to quality, transparency, and customer satisfaction. Holyoke Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Western Massachusetts to obtain this prestigious accomplishment. The certification is valid for three years and is provided by DNV GL – Business Assurance.
The Leapfrog Group 2016 & 2014 Top Hospital
The Leapfrog Group named Holyoke Medical Center to its annual list of Top Hospitals in 2016 and 2014. An elite distinction awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals.
Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Comprehensive Center
The Holyoke Medical Center’s Weight Management Program, under the medical direction of Dr. Yannis Raftopoulos, has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The MBSAQIP Standards ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. The accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for their severely obese patients.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
Holyoke Medical Center was the first hospital in Western Massachusetts to successfully complete the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
Get With The Guidelines Gold Achievement Award (Stroke)
Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus
Holyoke Medical Center has been recognized for the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. To qualify for the Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. HMC earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.
Baby-Friendly USA announced that Holyoke Medical Center has received designation as a Baby-Friendly birth facility as part of the Baby Friendly Hospitals Initiative. Holyoke Medical Center was the first hospital to receive this prestigious recognition in the Pioneer Valley. This international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Holyoke Medical Center has accreditation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
Holyoke Medical Center has accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by the American College of Radiology.
Holyoke Medical Center has accreditation in breast ultrasound by the American College of Radiology.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Holyoke Medical Center has accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy by the American College of Radiology.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Holyoke Medical Center has accreditation in Computer Tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology.
Holyoke Medical Center has accreditation in Mammography by the American College of Radiology.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Holyoke Medical Center has accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by the American College of Radiology.
Holyoke Medical Center has accreditation in ultrasound by the American College of Radiology.
Holyoke Medical Center has accreditation in vascular testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
Accreditation with commendation obtained by Holyoke Medical Center ensures our patients will have access to the full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support patients with cancer and their families. This accreditation reaffirms the commitment to provide quality cancer care to our patients.
College of American Pathologists (CAP)
Holyoke Medical Center has accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on the results of a rigorous on-site inspection. The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients. On-site inspectors examine the laboratory's records and quality control for all procedures for the preceding two years. Also examined are the laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. Holyoke Medical Center is one of only 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.