Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center
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.
Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
After an expansion in 2018, WellSpan York Hospital NICU now houses 44 beds, making it the largest in southcentral Pennsylvania. The change allows for increased capacity of round-the-clock specialty care. Level 3 NICUs can care for newborn infants with extreme prematurity or who are critically ill or require surgical intervention.
Joint Commission Accreditation
Accreditation for the Joint Commission means meeting or exceeding specific standards relating to quality of care, treatment and services. WellSpan York Hospital maintains an accreditation from the Joint Commission. The hospital has also been awarded a Gold Seal of Approval certification for both the Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center and Ventricular Assist Device.
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.
Get with the Guidelines
WellSpan York Hospital has achieved the following from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) awards:
- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award
- Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement award
- Resuscitation Gold Plus Quality Achievement award
- Atrial Fibrillation Silver Quality Achievement award
- Special recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Stroke Advanced Therapy
The GWTG awards recognize the hospital meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke and heart-care-related patients.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center
WellSpan York Hospital has been recognized for delivering high-quality, effective and cost-efficient specialty care by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Meeting specific quality standards has provided the hospital with the opportunity to become a Blue Distinction Center for the following service lines:
- Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery
- Maternity Care
- Cardiac Care
2021 AARC Apex Recognition Award
WellSpan York Hospital’s respiratory care department has been named the recipient of a 2021-2022 AARC Apex Recognition Award. The award recognizes the department as having demonstrated best practices in the profession and promoted patient safety by providing access to respiratory therapists to deliver their care. WellSpan York Hospital is one of just 15 acute care hospitals in the country to receive the award. The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) developed the Apex Recognition Award in 2017 as a way to recognize respiratory care departments that exhibit high quality of care.
Life Support Award
The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization has awarded WellSpan York Hospital with a Gold Level ELSO Excellence in Life Support Award. The award recognizes centers that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to evidence-based processes and quality measures, staff training and continuing education, patient satisfaction and ongoing clinical care. As of 2019, WellSpan York Hospital was the only provider awarded this distinction between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
High Performing by U.S. News and World Report
WellSpan York Hospital has met or exceeded the criteria to be designated a high performing provider for 2021-2022 in the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Kidney Failure, Stroke, Heart Failure and Lung Cancer Surgery. The annual Best Hospitals ranking evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. Rankings are largely based on objective measures like volume, discharge-to-home rates and quality of nursing.
American College of Cardiology (ACC) Patient Care Chest Pain Center
WellSpan York Hospital has been designated as a Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Resuscitation. The accreditation is multifaceted and examines early stabilization, acute care and community outreach. As of 2019, WellSpan York Hospital was one of 4 hospitals in the state to earn the accreditation.
Comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center
The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program is overseen by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. WellSpan York hospital went through a rigorous review of the practices and care to earn the distinction.
Leapfrog 'A' Grade Designation
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. WellSpan York Hospital has earned the designation of an 'A' grade.
CMS 4 Star Overall Hospital Quality Rating
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have ranked WellSpan York Hospital as 4 Stars for Overall Hospital Quality. The overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings apply across the country based on each hospitals performance across five quality categories including: mortality, safety or care, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care.
Notable WellSpan Awards & Recognitions