Award Presentations to Salina Regional Health Center

Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity – 2016
In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas announced Salina Regional Health Center as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care.

Women’s Choice Award®; America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care – 2016
This evidence-based designation is the only Emergency Care award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women state that they want from a hospital.

Women’s Choice Award®; Amercia’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care - 2014
Tammy Walker Cancer Center at Salina Regional Health Center has been named a Women’s Choice Award® recipient as an America’s Best Hospital for Cancer Care, acknowledging Tammy Walker Cancer Center’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care and cancer treatment care for women and their families.

Hospitals & Health Networks Most Wired – 2014
A survey and industry benchmarking study conducted by Health Networks magazine named Salina Regional Health Center among the 2014 Most Wired Hospitals. Salina Regional was one of 375 hospitals in the country and one of four hospitals in Kansas to earn the Most Wired designation.

Outstanding Patient Experience AwardTM – 2013
Salina Regional Health Center was named one of a select group of hospitals identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay. This award is based on 10 measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions as measured by Healthgrades.

HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety – 2007
Salina Regional received the 2007 Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety from HealthGrades for the third straight year, placing it in the top five percent in the nation in terms of patient safety. Salina Regional Health Center is one of only four hospitals in Kansas to receive this recognition, and it is the only hospital in the state to receive this distinction for three consecutive years.

Kansas Excellence Award – 2005 and 2001
The "Kansas Excellence Award" is the highest level of recognition in the Kansas Award for Excellence Program. The award is presented to businesses and organizations that have demonstrated through their practices and achievements the highest and most consistent levels of excellence.

Solucient’s Top– 100 Performance Improvement Hospitals – 2005
SRHC was named one of the Top–100 Performance Improvement Hospitals by Solucient. Measured in the analysis were quality of care, operational efficiency and financial performance.

2005 Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety – 2005
SRHC is a recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety by a national health care rating organization. Salina Regional was the only award recipient in Kansas for 2005.

"Five–Star Rating" by Cleverley & Associates – 2004
SRHC receives a "Five–Star Rating" for Community Value Index from Cleverley & Associates. This rating was based on financial viability and hospital cost and charge structure to measure the value that a hospital provides to its community.

Jackson Organization - Employee Satisfaction – 2004
SRHC was awarded 1st place for overall employee satisfaction in the medium hospital category based on the 2004 employee opinion survey results.

Living the Vision Award – 2001
The "Living the Vision" award was established to honor organizations and individuals effectively carrying out the American Hospital Association’s vision of "a society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health." Salina Regional was selected based on its dedication to community health.

Florence J. Nelson Outstanding Nurse Employer Award – 2001
The "Florence J. Nelson" award is designed to acknowledge employers who provide an encouraging atmosphere for the practice of nursing in the workplace.

Foster G. McGaw Finalist – 2001
The Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service honors health delivery organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service. Salina Regional was one of three finalists selected in the United States.

Leadership Award – 1997
Salina Regional was recognized for its community health efforts with the Leadership Award for Community Health Improvement from VHA, Inc., a national association of not–for–profit health care organizations.