Awards & Accreditations

Creating better care and better outcomes for you and your family.


Exceeding National Standards for Cancer Care

1 of 22 programs nationally and the only program in Omaha to be recognized with the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award. We have received Accreditation with Commendation based on 34 standards of treatment and care and are dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for those with cancer.

Nationally-Recognized Program for Breast Care

Breast Care Centers at both Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital have been certified for providing quality care which meets or exceeds national standards.

Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for Mammography

Mammography services are accredited by the American College of Radiology and approved by the FDA.

American College of Radiology Accreditation for PET

Methodist Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) from the American College of Radiology (ACR).

MRI services at Methodist Hospital, Methodist HealthWest and West Dodge Medical Plaza are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)

The MRI Accreditation Program evaluates staff qualifications, quality control, MR safety policies and image quality.


Accredited for national and international quality standards

We are fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Achieving accreditation by these national and International standards organizations shows our commitment to quality, best practices and improving the service we provide to you.

Accredited for national and international quality standards as a Stroke Specialty Program

CARF has also identified Methodist Acute Rehabilitation as a Stroke Specialty Program that focuses on the unique needs of stroke survivors and provides effective rehabilitation.

Accreditation for Stem Cell Transplantation

The stem cell program at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center has achieved accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). The accreditation is one of only three awarded to Nebraska facilities.

Lung Cancer Screening Excellence

Methodist is designated by the Lung Cancer Alliance as a Screening Center of Excellence.


CT Designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center

Methodist Hospital CT has been granted the designation of an American College of Radiology (ACR) Lung Cancer Screening Center. The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.

Recognizing our higher standard of care for heart attack patients

Methodist Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015. The award recognizes our success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. Methodist is one of only 319 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Methodist Hospital has earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

Open-Heart Surgery Program Earns Top Rating from Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Methodist Hospital has been recognized by the Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) with a 3-star rating for the outcomes of the open-heart surgery program.

Awarded for carefully coordinated, expedited response to heart attacks

American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Silver Performance Achievement Award as a STEMI (STElevation Myocardial Infarction) Receiving Center.


Named 1 of the top 100 Great Heart Programs nationally

Becker’s Hospital Review named Methodist Hospital 1 of 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.

Demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialized cardiac care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska again named Methodist Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center in Cardiac Care.

Committed to reducing heart disease among women

American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Expo presenting sponsor. Physicians, nurses and technicians helping educate you on women’s heart health.

The highest level of quality and patient safety

The Methodist Hospital Radiation Oncology Department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology (ACR). It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

Magnet Designation since 2004

In 2004, Methodist Hospital was the first hospital in Nebraska to earn Magnet Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing. Magnet status is considered the "gold standard" of nursing. The award recognizes health care organizations exhibiting excellence in nursing services to patients, the existence of an environment that supports professional nursing practice and growth and development of nursing staff. 

National Safety Council Award of Merit

Methodist has received the Award of Merit from the National Safety Council, Nebraska Chapter, for outstanding achievement in safety by meeting or exceeding Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for hospitals and health care business Labor Workers' Disability index for injuries, lost time or days away from work.

Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

This designation shows that our stroke program has met the critical elements of performance to achieve long-term, successful outcomes for stroke patients.
This certification is voluntary and a result of a rigorous on-site review by The Joint Commission in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

American Cancer Society Recognition

Recognition from the American Cancer Society our long-standing commitment to cancer patients through partnership with the Society. Recognition specific to the completion of a collaborative research project evaluating the impact of literature on newly diagnosed cancer patients.

Gold Standard Status for Cancer Registry

The Nebraska Cancer Registry (operated by Methodist Hospital) was awarded The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Gold Standard.

Setting Quality Standards for Hospitals Throughout the US

Methodist Hospital has participated in the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) to improve the quality of surgical care for our patients through data collection, identification of quality improvement targets and implementation of process improvement measures.


Gold Achievement Award Winner

The PRC Achievement Award recognizes organizations who demonstrate, by specific submission criteria, enhancement of patients' perception of care through a focus on PRC's Key Drivers of Excellence. Awards are made on Platinum, Gold and Silver levels of recognition based on the combined scores of the judges. A minimum threshold of excellence must be attained for PRC to make one or more awards in these submission-based categories.
-Methodist Hospital Pain Management

Top Performers

PRC Top Performer Patient Experience Awards are given annually to outpatient service lines, inpatient units and outpatient clinics that score at or above the 100th percentile for the Overall Quality of Care percent "Excellent" score in PRC's national client database for the prior calendar year.
-Home Health Services: Methodist Home Health

5-Star Award Winners

The PRC 5-Star Patient Experience Award is given annually to inpatient facilities.  The award designation is presented to health care facilities scoring at or above the 90th percentile by patients who have rated the facility as "excellent" in Overall Quality of Care.
-Outpatient Surgery Services: Methodist HealthWest
-Inpatient Services: HCAHPS - Care Transition
-Outpatient Cardiology Services: Cardiac Rehab
-Outpatient Oncology Services: Infusion Center
-Outpatient Radiology Services: Breast Health/Mammography
-Inpatient Stepdown Services: Progressive Care
-Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Services
-Inpatient Medical/Surgical Services: Short Stay
-Outpatient Breast Health/Mammography Services

4-Star Award Winners

The PRC 4-Star Patient Experience Award is given annually to inpatient facilities, outpatient facilities and emergency departments scoring in the top 25 percent nationally  — and in the top 75th through 89th percentiles — in PRC's national client database for the prior calendar year. These awards are based on the percentage of patients who answer "Excellent" for the Overall Quality of Care question.
-Methodist Hospital Inpatient Services
-Methodist Hospital Emergency Department Services

American Diabetes Association Recognition

The Methodist Center for Diabetes and Nutritional Health has been awarded the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for its quality diabetes self-management education program.

Quality care for seniors

Methodist Hospital is proud to be designated a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Exemplar site by the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. NICHE is the premier designation indicating a hospital's commitment to excellence in the care of patients 65-years-and-older.

Age-Friendly Health System Participant Badge

Age-Friendly Health Systems

Methodist Health System has joined Age-Friendly Health Systems, an initiative led by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States. It’s a movement to deliver safe, reliable, high-quality health care in every setting based on what matters most to older adults as individuals.