WellSpan York Hospital has been a designated Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2009. Only five percent of hospitals in the country (and only 16 in Pennsylvania) have earned this designation, which recognizes a commitment to delivering superior patient care. Recent research within Magnet hospitals shows significant relationships between nursing and patient outcomes, including lower mortality rates and higher patient satisfaction.
WellSpan York Hospital, Apple Hill Surgical Associates and Drs. John Monk and Edward Garber have been designed a Bariatric Center for Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The ASMBS recognizes that excellent patient care is the result of both the individual surgeon and the facility in which the surgery is performed. The designation helps identify providers and facilities that have met the requirements for delivering high-quality perioperative and long-term, follow-up care.
WellSpan York Hospital is accredited as a Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation. It serves more than 650,000 people in York, Adams and Franklin counties, and is capable of addressing any kind of trauma 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. WellSpan York Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center is one of only two in south central Pennsylvania, and one of 15 in the commonwealth. In 2010, the trauma center cared for 2,090 patients.
U.S. News & World Report recognized WellSpan York Hospital as one of the Best Regional Hospitals in its "2012-13 Best Hospitals" publication. WellSpan York Hospital is one of five hospitals in central Pennsylvania to meet the standards for strong performance. Ranked 26th in the commonwealth, the hospital was cited for six high-performing specialties: Cancer, Gynecology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Neurology and Neurosurgery and Urology.
WellSpan York Hospital has been named a Top 100 Hospital by Thompson Reuters, a leading source of health care information, on seven occasions. The Top 100 Hospitals are selected based on their performance in four categories: quality, finances, operations and growth. The Top 100 Hospitals have higher survival rates, keep more patients complication-free and attract more patients—all while maintaining higher profits, according to Thompson Reuters.
Intuitive Surgical, the manufacturer of the da Vinci® Surgical System, designated WellSpan York Hospital as a Robotic Epicenter due to its successful outcomes and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery volumes. Patients who undergo this type of surgery at WellSpan York Hospital have the benefit of surgeons who have more experience in robotic techniques than at other hospitals who have the da Vinci Surgical System but are not designated as epicenters.
WellSpan York Hospital has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The designation assures patients that WellSpan York Hospital uses evidence-based protocols that lead to better outcomes and that the quality of care provided is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.