Awards & Honors

Island Health has won numerous awards over the years for our high-quality of service and patient satisfaction. Below are some of our highlights.

2021

America’s 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery™

Island Hospital was the only hospital in the State of Washington to receive this award, recognizing superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement and total knee replacement.

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

This award honors superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement.

Women’s Choice Award Best Hospitals

The Women’s Choice Award identifies America’s Best Hospitals across the nation to help women make smart healthcare choices. Island Hospital was awarded the following by Women’s Choice in 2021: Obstetrics Award, Emergency Care Award

Golden Apple Award for Employee Wellness

Island Hospital’s Employee Wellness Committee was recently awarded the esteemed Golden Apple Awardfrom the Healthy Worksite Summit Planning Committee.

Zo8 Award for Employee Health Promotion™

The Washington State Health Care Authority awards the Zo8 to employers with outstanding employee health programs in Washington State.

2020

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

The Chartis Center for Rural Health has named Island Hospital a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital according to iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength INDEX.

Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award ™ recognizes top hospitals in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors and other preventable complications.

2019

Four-star hospital rating by Medicare

Island Hospital received a four-star hospital rating by Medicare based on patients’ survey responses.

2016

No. 1 in the state for lowest readmission rates

Island Hospital was No. 1 in the state for lowest readmission rates in 2015.

Ranked a 4-Star Hospital by Medicare

Island is one of only 10 WA hospitals ranked a 4-Star Hospital by Medicare, based on patients’ survey responses.

Island Hospital ranked 5th in WA

According to an article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (PI), Island Hospital ranked 5th in WA for earning high scores for quality from Medicare patients who received care in 2015. In the survey, 78% of Island's patients scored their care a 9 or 10.

National honors as one of 10 programs to be awarded $10,000 by Jackson Healthcare

Island Hospital's Psychiatry & Behavioral Health program received national honors as one of 10 programs to be awarded $10,000 by Jackson Healthcare for impacting underserved communities.

Recognized for community impact and innovation by Intalere

The Psychiatry & Behavioral Health program at Island Hospital was recognized for community impact and innovation by Intalere (formerly Amerinet).

2015

HomeCare Elite

Island Hospital Home Health has for the third time been honored with the HomeCare Elite designation bestowed on the top 25% of home-health agencies in the U.S.

Recognition for Excellence in Patient Perspectives

Island Hospital was recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health for overall excellence in Patient Perspectives.

American Hospital Association's Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award

Island Hospital Chief Executive Officer Vince Oliver is the 2015 winner of the American Hospital Association's Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award.

Consumer Reports magazine ranks Island Hospital among the top ten of all Washington hospitals

Consumer Reports magazine ranks Island Hospital among the top ten of all Washington hospitals according to a survey that measured adverse effects suffered by surgical patients during hospital stays.

Island Hospital ranked 3rd in WA for earning high scores for quality from Medicare patients

Island Hospital ranked 3rd in WA for earning high scores for quality from Medicare patients who received care in 2013, according to an article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer.

One of the Nation's HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals

iVantage Health Analytics has named Island Hospital one of the nation's HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals.

2014

One of the top 547 hospitals nationally

Based on results from iVantage Health Analysis Strength Index, Island Hospital was named one of the top 547 hospitals nationally.

Washington State Hospital Association's Community Health Leadership Award

Island Hospital received the Washington State Hospital Association's Community Health Leadership Award for its innovative approach to delivering mental health services to students in a rural setting.

Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades

Island Hospital was one of only 10 Washington hospital, and 447 in the U.S., to be honored with an Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades.

Washington's top hospital in patient satisfaction and third in the state for affordability

According to NerdWallet.com, Island Hospital is Washington's top hospital in patient satisfaction and third in the state for affordability.

2013

Top ten of all Washington hospitals in their surgical-rating survey

Consumer Reports ranked Island Hospital in the top ten of all Washington hospitals in their surgical-rating survey.

HomeCare Elite

Island Hospital Home Health received the HomeCare Elite designation based on patient-care performance measures.

Best Performance for Sustained Excellence Award

The Nursing Department of Island Hospital earned a Best Performance for Sustained Excellence Award from CALNOC, the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes.

Healthgrades 5-star rating for Outstanding Patient Experience

Island Hospital received Healthgrades 5-star rating for Outstanding Patient Experience.

2012

HomeCare Elite

Island Hospital Home Health received the HomeCare Elite designation based on patient-care performance measures.

2009

Consumer Reports recognized Island Hospital for high HCAHPS scores

Consumer Reports recognized Island Hospital for high HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores, specifically on the issue of communication.

2007

Outstanding Achievement by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Merle Cancer Care Center received six areas of Outstanding Achievement by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Most Improved in patient satisfaction by Health Stream Research

Island Hospital received Most Improved in patient satisfaction by Health Stream Research.

Gold Seal by JCAHO

The Laboratory and Home Health at Island Hospital received the Gold Seal by JCAHO.

Qualis Award for Quality Improvement

Island Hospital received the Qualis Award for Quality Improvement.

2005

Ranked in the 100 Top Hospitals in the U.S. by Solucient

Island Hospital was ranked in the 100 Top Hospitals in the U.S. by Solucient.

2004

Qualis Award for the Chaplain Program

Island Hospital received the Qualis Award for the Chaplain Program.