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  • Awards and Accreditations

  • 2014

    • The Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center received redesignation as a Baby-Friendly hospital by the World Health Organization and the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
    • Newport Hospital received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality and safety. 

    2013  

    • Third consecutive designation as a "Baby Friendly" hospital by the World Health Organization and UNICEF

    2011

    • Second consecutive designation as a "Baby Friendly" hospital by the World Health Organization and UNICEF

    2010

    • Newport Hospital nurse receives Rhode Island's first DAISY award for extraordinary nurses
    • Primary stroke center by The Joint Commission

    2009

    • Second consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center.

    2008

    • Named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care honor roll
    • College of American Pathologists accreditation of clinical laboratory
    • Joint Commission accreditation
    • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities accreditation
    • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer approval with commendation
    • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories accreditation

    2007

    • VHA Leadership award for clinical excellence
    • Named a Stage 6 hospital by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics, making Newport Hospital one of six in the country
    • Rhode Island Quality Partners Hospital Innovations in Health Care award for patient safety
    • Gold Workplace award from the Rhode Island Department of Health for breastfeeding support
    • Accreditation by the American Association of Blood Banks

    2006

    • VHA Leadership award for clinical excellence

    2005

    • VHA Leadership award for clinical excellence 
    • Gold Well Workplace designation from the Wellness Council of America
    • American Association of Blood Banks certification for the Newport Hospital laboratory blood bank
    • Barnet Fain Quality award for the deep-vein thrombosis team
    • Advancing Excellence in Health Care award from Rhode Island Quality Partners

    2004

    • World Health Organization and UNICEF "Baby Friendly" designation, making Newport one of only 40 hospitals in the country to receive such status
    • Silver Well Workplace award from Wellness Council of America
    • Magnet designation from the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center

    2003

    • American Association of Blood Banks certification for the Newport Hospital laboratory blood bank

    2002

    • The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities ranks Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center in the nation's top 3 percent
    • Silver Well Workplace award from Wellness Council of America