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Awards, Honors and Recognitions

​Presbyterian Healthcare Services and Kaseman Hospital are recognized as leaders in the healthcare field. Some of the awards received recently include:


2023 Awards, Honors & Recognitions

American College of Emergency Physicians awards gold level Pain and Accreditation Care accreditation to Presbyterian Hospital, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital and Presbyterian Rust Medical Center

Three Presbyterian hospitals – Presbyterian Hospital, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital and Presbyterian Rust Medical Center – have been awarded gold level Pain and Addiction Care accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Presbyterian hospitals were recognized for their innovative and evidence-based programs to improve care for patients. These efforts include:

  • Begin medication assisted treatment (buprenorphine) to treat opioid withdrawal while patients are still in the Emergency Department.

  • Educate and dispense naloxone to patients, as well as family members, in the Emergency Department.

  • Provide evidence-based treatment for opiate and alcohol use disorder through an interdisciplinary workgroup that includes peer support specialists, pharmacy, informatics, addiction and emergency medicine.

  • Create effective opiate stewardship strategies for painful conditions seen in the Emergency Department.

  • Offer non-pharmacologic pain management options in the Emergency Department.


2020 Awards, Honors & Recognitions

Presbyterian ranked second in nation by Lown Index. Presbyterian Healthcare Services received an A+ overall and was named second among 305 health care systems by the Lown Institute Hospitals Index, a new national ranking of U.S. hospitals and health systems.

The Lown Institute, a Brookline, Mass.-based nonpartisan think tank created the Lown Institute Hospitals Index to help hospitals better serve and support their communities. The Index shows how nearly 3,300 U.S. hospitals compare on 42 performance indicators. The measures fall under three categories:

  • Civic Leadership, which assesses a commitment to equity, inclusion and community health;

  • Value of Care, which measures use of unnecessary services; and

  • Patient Outcomes, which evaluates patient safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes.

Presbyterian received A or A+ grades on all three measures, scoring highest in the categories of inclusivity, patient safety and avoiding overuse measures.


2018 Awards, Honors & Recognitions

Presbyterian Cancer Care Receives National Accreditation. For its efforts to improve outcomes for patients with breast disease, Presbyterian Cancer Care was recently awarded a new three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). It first received the accreditation in 2012.

NAPBC accreditation is only given to those cancer centers that commit to providing high level breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of their performance.

The NAPBC evaluates cancer centers in areas such as leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. Patients who receive care at an accredited center have access to comprehensive care, cutting-edge technology, multidisciplinary teams and information about clinical trials and new treatment options, according to the NAPBC.

For more information about the NAPBC, visit: www.accreditedbreastcenters.org

Presbyterian Hospital Named One of the Nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals for the Second Year in a Row.  Presbyterian Hospital* was recently named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™ for the second year in a row and third time overall. Presbyterian Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico to receive this award.

According to IBM Watson Health, if all cardiovascular providers in the U.S. performed at the level of this year’s winners (based on Medicare patients only) results industry-wide could amount to:

  • More than 10,300 additional lives saved.

  • $1.8 billion in health care cost savings.

  • 2,800 additional bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free.

The IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study uses 2016 and 2017 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, 2017 Medicare cost reports and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare published in the second quarter of 2018. This annual study identifies the top U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular service and highest performing cardiovascular service lines in the nation. Hospitals were scored in key value-based performance areas such as higher inpatient survival rates, fewer complications, shorter lengths of stay, lower costs and lower readmission rates. For more information, visit: www.100tophospitals.com

*Combined data from all three Presbyterian Central New Mexico hospitals were submitted under the umbrella of Presbyterian Hospital.

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