Awards & Recognition

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Hospital Accreditation

Newton Medical Center is accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), a nationally recognized accreditation organization with deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Newton Medical Center is one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States. This designation is  based on iVantage’s Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural and Critical Access Hospitals.

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Performance Leader in Outcomes

Newton Medical Center was recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for overall excellence in outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural acute care hospitals in the nation. Rankings are determined by the Hospital Strength Index ®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance.

Top 100 Great Community Hospital

Newton Medical Center is one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Great Community Hospitals of 2016 and 2017. Hospitals are selected based on rankings and awards from such organizations as iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades, CareChex, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Leapfrog Group. Included organizations have earned recognition from one or more of these organizations.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement

Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, an expansion of the national Blue Distinction Specialty Care program, are hospitals recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas for delivering quality specialty care safely and effectively, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community. To receive this designation, a hospital must also meet requirements for cost efficiency.

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Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care

Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Maternity Care, an expansion of the national Blue Distinction Specialty Care program, are hospitals recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas for delivering quality specialty care safely and effectively, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community. To receive this designation, a hospital must also meet requirements for cost efficiency.

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CT Accreditation

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

High 5 for Mom & Baby Hospital

Through the High 5 for Mom & Baby program, an initiative of the Kansas Breastfeeding Workgroup, Newton Medical Center has demonstrated a commitment to infant and maternal health by supporting breastfeeding success.

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Laboratory Accreditation

Newton Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Laboratory Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

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Mammography Accreditation

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

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Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

Newton Medical Center has been awarded Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services. About 700 hospitals, or approximately 15% of hospitals in the United States, have applied for and received this award.