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Awards and Accolades


When you trust your health and that of your family to a hospital, clinic or urgent care, you should expect that you are receiving the highest-quality care possible.

Through the dedication of our caregivers, providers and administration at Adena, that expectation becomes a reality supported by numerous national awards, certifications and accreditations recognizing our commitment to our patients and the communities that we serve. 

Here’s a quick rundown of some of those honors, including links when available to websites where you can compare Adena’s ratings against others:

Adena Regional Medical Center holds the highest overall rating given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Five Star ranking places Adena among the top hospitals in the state of Ohio. To arrive at the ranking, CMS looks at more than 50 measures involving mortality, safety of care, readmission rates, patient experience and timely and effective care. ARMC is among just 35 of Ohio’s 134 rated hospitals to receive a five-star rating. How does Adena rank against other similar hospitals across southern and central Ohio? See for yourself at

  • For three years running, Adena Regional Medical Center has received Healthgrades’ America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, America’s 50 Best Vascular Surgery Award, and America’s 100 Best Pulmonary Care Award, and for two consecutive years has received HealthGrades’ Critical Care Excellence Award. HealthGrades is another organization that evaluates health care performance, using clinical quality outcomes in order to rank the best hospitals in America. See how Adena compares on the national level as ranked by HealthGrades.
  • Adena Regional Medical Center also is proud to hold several certifications and accreditations from The Joint Commission, an independent organization focused on setting the standard for healthcare safety and quality. Among those currently held are:

Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Center of Excellence designation  

Perinatal Care Center of Excellence designation

Primary Stroke Center

Sepsis Certification (one of two hospitals in the state of Ohio)

  • Patient safety has long been a top priority at Adena, that’s why we are continuously improving our processes. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization focused on safety. We have received “A” Hospital Safety Grade (Spring 2022, Fall 2021Spring 2020) & Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group (2021). You can view the rankings of local hospitals on their website.
  • The Adena Cancer Center holds The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer’s (CoC) full accreditation. The status recognizes the Adena Cancer Center among the nation’s best facilities for improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients, using cancer prevention, research, education, and comprehensive, quality care.
  • Our comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program at Adena Greenfield Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). AGMC’s rehabilitation team continues to meet the highest standards of care nationally.
  • Likewise, Adena Regional Medical Center’s lab had to undergo a stringent review process in receiving accreditation from the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists, the highest accreditation a lab can receive in working with the thousands of regulatory requirements labs are held to.
  • In protecting the region’s youngest patients, Adena’s Baby-Centered Recovery Program has received national, state and local recognition in the fight against addiction. National Hospital Charitable Services named it a Program of Excellence while the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service Medication Management and Opioid Support Team named Adena a Best Practice Site for the program, one of only three such designations in Ohio. The program also earned U.S. House of Representatives recognition as a model for other communities to replicate, while closer to home, the 2021 Hope Partnership Project Provider of the Year was presented to the program’s social worker, Donna Collier-Stepp. 

Additional Recognitions received by the Health System have addressed Adena’s commitment to community service and partnerships, quality care, productive work environment and individual performance. Some of those, most of which you can read more about by clicking the links, include: 

Foster G. McGaw Prize Finalist for Excellence in Community Service (2022)

Forbes Best-In-State Employers List (2021)

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care (2021)

American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Achievement Award (2021)

Family Physician of the Year (Dr. Richard Mizer) by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (2021)

CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Award (2021)

Newsweek’s List of Best Maternity Care Hospitals (2020)

Top Agency by HomeCare Elite (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016)

Gallup Exceptional Workplace (2020, 2019, 2018, 2015, 2014)



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