Awards and Recognition - Penn Highlands DuBois

The HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge Silver Award was received by Penn Highlands DuBois for the promotion of organ donation awareness efforts in 2019.

HAP, the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, along with CORE, Center for Organ Recovery & Education; the Gift of Life Donor Program and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ donation awareness and designations within their hospitals and communities.

Participating hospitals' awareness and designation activities are captured on a scorecard and assigned titanium, platinum, gold, silver or bronze level recognitions.

Penn Highlands DuBois is a proud recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines ® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

This is the third time PH DuBois received the gold, and the fourth year in a row to earn top honors. Penn Highlands DuBois has received the Silver Plus or Gold Plus Award, including the Target Stroke Elite Award, for the past four years.

PH DuBois earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of maximizing recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has recognized Penn Highlands DuBois as one of the first honorees of its Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition program.

The HAP Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition Program was launched to recognize Pennsylvania's top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated low rates of health care-associated infections.

Penn Highlands DuBois has been listed as one of the 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker's Hospital Review for the fourth year in a row.

Becker's Hospital Review is a publication of Becker's Healthcare, the leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders.

The Penn Highlands Physician Network was recognized by the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium for Exemplary Performance in Health Care Transformation.

The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium is a non-profit organization that is a part of Medicare that works to facilitate innovative healthcare ideas that provide quality care. The ideas should be cost-effective and promote health to improve the well-being of community health systems.

PHPN is among approximately 15 percent of enrolled practices that have achieved this designation after submitting data on its annual wellness completion rates and its quality scores.