Awards & Accreditations

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

DNV GL Healthcare Accreditation
DNV has provided quality-driven accreditation and clinical excellence certifications to hospital's nationwide since 2008 and is the only hospital accreditation program approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Learn more about DNV accredidation.

Magnet® Hospital 
The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. The Medical Center has been a Magnet® hospital since 2006. Learn more about Magne accredidation.

CMS 4-Star Hospital Rating
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s 4-star rating (out of 5) places the Medical Center in the top quarter, nationwide, for overall quality. Learn more about CMS star ratings.

Lung Cancer Screening Center
The American College of Radiology has designated the medical center as a Lung Cancer Screening Center. The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer. Learn more about this designation.

Parenting New Hampshire 2016: Family Favorite Award
Readers of Parenting New Hampshire magazine have selected Southern New Hampshire Health as a “Family Favorite” award in 3 categories: Favorite Greater Nashua Hospital, Favorite Immediate Care Center, and Favorite Birthing Center.

To learn more about how we compare to other hospitals, visit Hospital Compare.


Services

Breast Cancer Program
We are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and an ACR-designated Breast Center of Excellence. We are also FDA certified according to the Mammography Quality Standards Act, and accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, administered by the American College of Surgeons. Learn more about this accreditation.

Cancer
We are an accredited community cancer program by the American College of Surgeons – Commission on Cancer. Learn more about this accreditation.

Cardiac Rehabilitation
We are a nationally recognized and certified cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Learn more about the AACVPR.

Laboratory
The College of American Pathologists’ Commission on Laboratory Accreditation awarded accreditation to the medical center’s main laboratory, including the blood bank and transfusion services, and blood gas laboratory. Learn more about this accreditation.

Lymphedema Program
We are a National Lymphedema Network (NLN)-affiliated site. Learn more about NLN.

Radiology
The American College of Radiology has accredited our facility as well as specific services including breast, CT scanning, MRI and ultrasound. Learn more about ACR acceditation.

Stroke
We are a “Gold Plus” Quality Achievement Award winner from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program. Learn mpore about "Gold Plus" Quality Achievement.
 
 

Foundation Medical Partners

New Hampshire Magazine 2017: Top Docs Award
Many of our physicians are among those recognized as “Top Docs” in New Hampshire Magazine’s annual survey. Learn more.
 
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognizes the Foundation primary care practices for adopting a new model of primary care called patient centered medical home. Learn more about NCQA.
 
NCQA Distinction for Patient-Centered Connected Care™

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) awarded Patient-Centered Connected Care™ Recognition to all five locations of Immediate Care of Southern New Hampshire, for connecting the care we deliver back to patients’ primary care team in a structured and timely manner. The Immediate Care sites are the only providers in New Hampshire and only the second in New England to be recognized.

Excellence in Adult Immunization Award 2016
Awarded by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.


Quality and Safety Initiatives

We strive to provide the best quality care possible. To learn more about how we compare with other New Hampshire hospitals, please visit nhqualitycare.org. 

A sampling of our quality and safety initiatives includes:

  • Patient Satisfaction

  • Ongoing inpatient and outpatient satisfaction surveys by Press Ganey

  • HCAHPS, pronounced “H-caps,” the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.

Best Practices for Clinical Excellence
Best practices are the techniques and procedures, that based on evidence, have been shown to improve the quality of care.

We focus on evidence-based practice in areas that include breast cancer, children’s asthma care, perinatal care quality measures, stroke care and hospital-based inpatient psychiatric services. 

Selected Safety Programs
Read more about safe care campaigns for C. difficile, MRSA, Surgical Site infections, and preventive measures for urinary tract infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.