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At WellSpan Health, we believe that our communities deserve care that is safe, timely, efficient, equitable, effective and patient-centered. That’s why our team of more than 15,000 employees strives to deliver this caliber of care and enhance the quality of living across central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. We are gratified that others have recognized our efforts and are sincerely humbled by many awards and accolades, including consistent recognition as one of the Top 125 Training Organizations by Training Magazine.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet® recognition

WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital (WSRH) received its first Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in March 2020. The Magnet Recognition Program®, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, is the highest honor for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for high-quality care. Approximately, only 475 of over 6,300 United States hospitals have achieved Magnet® status. The honor of Magnet® status reinforces WSRH dedicated mission in providing exceptional orthopedic, spine and acute rehabilitative care in a healing environment.

2019 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award

WellSpan Health received an Eisenberg Award in the category of Local Level Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality, which recognizes a project or initiative that focuses on making an impact at the local community, organization or regional level. These original projects involve successful system changes or interventions that make care safer or advocate on a patient’s behalf. WellSpan Health received the award for its Central Alert Team, an innovative program that works to quickly detect and treat sepsis, a life-threatening medical emergency.

2019 Innovator Award for WellSpan Cancer Centers

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) recognized WellSpan Health with the 2019 ACCC Innovator Award. The award recognizes innovations that advance the goals of improving access, quality and value in cancer care delivery. WellSpan Health’s work with developing and implementing a mobile app for radiation oncology patients led to this achievement.

Training Magazine’s Top 125 

WellSpan has a long history of being committed to education and training. Training Magazine’s Top 125 ranks organizations based on statistics such as total training budget; percentage of payroll dedicated to training; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs. For the past 11 years, WellSpan is honored to have been chosen by Training magazine as a Top 125 organization. In 2018 WellSpan recieved an additional elite Top 125 best practice honor.

Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

WellSpan York Hospital has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, meaning that the hospital has met standards for treating the most complex stroke cases and is ready 24/7 to deliver advance stroke care to patients. WellSpan York Hospital is the only WellSpan facility in York, Adams, Lancaster and Lebanon counties with neuroendovascular surgery capabilities and to have earned Comprehensive Stroke Center certification, making it the regional referral center for stroke care.

Gift of Life Program Platinum Award

Wellspan Health recieved the health system Platinum Award and was recognized with second place among the top performers in southeastern Pennsylvania by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) during their Donate Life Hospital Challenge in 2017. The program encourages hospitals to raise awareness of the importance of organ, eye and tissue donations.

Human Research Protection Program Accreditation 

WellSpan Health has been accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP) since 2013. Accreditation reflects WellSpan Health's commitment to protecting the rights and welfare of research participants.

Living the Vision Award

WellSpan Health, along with community partners, was recognized by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) in 2019 for innovative efforts to address housing securities for our most venerable patients in York County. The Living the Vision award recognizes health systems who demonstrate the “Triple Aim” of health care – improving population health and the patient experience, while reducing health care costs.

Stage 7 Status with HIMSS

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has awarded five of WellSpan Health’s hospitals with Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) level 7 status. This eight-stage (0-7) model measures the adoption and utilization of electronic medical record functions. WellSpan York Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital all received this designation.

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