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Why Choose Geisinger Wyoming Valley

Recognized for Quality

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) is committed to providing quality care and helping you to make good healthcare decisions. This commitment has resulted in national recognition, including the following accreditations, designations and awards:

Current accreditations and designations

  • Designated as a NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) community site by the National Cancer Institute
  • Accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program
  • Certified Premier Level Geriatric Fracture Care Program by the International Geriatric Fracture Society CORE Certification Program; GWV is the first hospital to receive this designation
  • Blue Distinction Center+ (BDC+) in the area of maternity care by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for meeting quality-focused criteria that emphasize patient safety and outcomes regarding both vaginal and cesarean deliveries; Blue Distinction Centers+ have a proven track-record for delivering better results, including fewer complications and readmissions
  • Distinction Center (BDC) in the area of cardiac care by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for demonstrated expertise in delivering safe and effective cardiac care, focusing on cardiac valve surgery, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) episodes of care
  • Designated Leader in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation for its commitment to providing non-discriminatory quality healthcare to the LGBT community
  • Accredited Level II Trauma Center by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation
  • American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
  • American Association of Blood Bank's (AABB) Accreditation for Transfusion Activities
  • Certification with The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ Disease-Specific Care for Hip Fracture, Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement
  • Accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine at GWV, and ultrasound at GSWB
  • The Joint Commission Certification for Destination Therapy LVADs (left ventricular assist devices); GWV is also an approved LVAD medical centers on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website
  • Accredited as an American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) receiving center
  • Certified by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care
  • The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) honored the Endoscopy Unit at GWV for demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy and following ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, CDC infection control and staff competency
  • Certified by the Joint Commission certification as a Primary Stroke Center
  • Accredited hospital by the Joint Commission

2016 awards and recognitions

  • Earned an “A” from the Hospital Safety Score for being one of the safest hospitals in America during Spring, 2016. The Hospital Safety Score is an elite designation from The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent watchdog that sets the highest standards for patient safety in the U.S.
  • Earned Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus awards for reaching the highest standard of stroke care and ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations

2015 awards and recognitions

  • Received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association for treatment of patients who suffer heart attacks
  • Received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association
  • Named to American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Target: Stroke Honor Roll

2014 awards and recognitions

  • Recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care

2013 awards and recognitions

  • Endoscopy unit at GWV honored by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy and following ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, CDC infection control and staff competency
  • Received the Silver Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for offering comprehensive organ transplant services and outstanding care of organ donors
  • Received a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology from the American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Recognized as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program in the areas of knee and hip replacement and spine surgery by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA); the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation
  • Earned Cycle IV Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, becoming one of 800 hospitals nationwide with SCPC accreditation and just one of 26 in Pennsylvania

2012 awards and recognitions

  • Honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national non-profit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits
  • Earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ Disease-Specific Care for Hip Fracture, Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care
  • GWV and the Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital were awarded the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center – Bronze Level Recognition Award; Mission: Lifeline awards medical centers for excelling within AHA guidelines for treatment of ST elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI) or heart attacks
  • Among the nation’s first breast cancer programs to receive accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
  • GWV received the Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation

2011 awards and recognitions

  • Named a Top Performing Hospital by Premier Healthcare Alliance National Quest Collaborative
  • Became a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)-designated hospital for improving the care of elderly hospitalized adults by increasing awareness of geriatric issues, improving nursing knowledge and skills in geriatric care and supporting the implementation of hospital geriatric protocols
  • Received the Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation