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UMass Memorial Medical Center Awards and Recognitions


  • 2019 Newsweek Top 100 Hospitals
  • 2019 Healthgrades Best Hospitals
  • 2019 The Joint Commission Advanced Ventricular Assist Device Therapy Certification


  • 2019 The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center
    Joint Commission Stroke Seal


Medical Center Makes 2018 Top Hospitals List

  • Our Medical Center has achieved seven quality award distinctions in the last 12 months from Healthgrades. Healthgrades recognizes America’s 50 and 100 best hospitals — the top one percent and two percent, respectively — for delivering superior patient care across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures. 

Clinical Quality Awards

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award
  • Critical Care Excellence Award
  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award
  • 2018 Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Award      

Hospital Quality Awards

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award
  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence



  • Platinum Certificate of Recognition: Health Resources and Services Administration Workplace Partnership for Life: One of three Massachusetts hospitals to receive the highest level of recognition for excellence in development initiatives around organ and tissue donation awareness and registration.


  • Get With The Guidelines Gold Achievement Award: Given by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for treating atrial fibrillation



  • Medical Group Management Association Successful Groups Survey: Identified UMass Memorial Community Medical Group as a “better performer” because of superior operational performance compared with similar medical group practices nationwide. 
  • U.S. News & World Report: Top performers in cardiac bypass surgery and heart failure.


  • Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals: Identified from more than 1,000 hospitals for setting new performance standards. 
  • Consumer Reports: One of 32 top-performing teaching hospitals to successfully reduce the incidence of central-line bloodstream infections. 


  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines: Performance achievement award for treating atrial fibrillation.


  • American College of Radiology’s Commission of Quality and Safety and the Commission of Breast Imaging: Named Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, UMass Memorial Medical Center and Shrewsbury facilities.
  • U.S. News & World Report 2015-2016 Best Hospitals: UMass Memorial Medical Center ranked seventh among best hospitals in Massachusetts for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement.


  • American College of Radiology: Radiation oncology team once again earned three-year accreditation for all four of our radiation oncology sites: UMass Memorial Medical Center, University and Memorial campuses; UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital, Burbank Campus; and UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital.
  • European Society for Medical Oncology: Cancer Center and Palliative Care team earned re-accreditation for comprehensive and supportive palliative services.      
  • American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) Gold Plus-Stroke Quality Achievement Award: UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus; GWTG Silver Plus Award: UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus.
  • Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program, Defect-Free Care Award: Provided defect-free care to 90 percent or more of stroke patients by utilizing all of patient-eligible interventions.


  • 2016 Gage Award for Population Health: Awarded by America’s Essential Hospital for outstanding asthma care at UMass Memorial Medical Center to local, high-risk children.


  • Blue Cross, Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center Plus Awards: orthopedic (knee and hip replacement), cardiac and bariatric; and Blue Distinction Center Awards: orthopedic (spine), transplant and Weight Center.


  • Medicare’s Hospital Compare Program: Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center recognized for the lowest infection rates for joint replacement (hip/knee) patients in Central Massachusetts, and one of the best in the state.
  • Immunization Action Coalition’s Birth Dose Honor Roll: Maternity Center achieved one of the highest reported rates in the state for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection.
  • Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons: Once again awarded the three-year criteria-stringent on-site review for accreditation of the Cancer Center.