The Miriam Hospital Awards and Accreditations
US News & World Report Rankings
The hospital was also ranked as having the region’s highest quality orthopedic services.
We received a “high performing” ranking for eight procedures, including:
- Hip replacements
- Knee replacements
- Colon cancer surgery
- Heart failure
- Heart attack
- Kidney failure
Six adult specialties were also given the “high performing” distinction:
We are honored to have received these prestigious distinctions from such a respected publication.
Other Featured Awards and Recognition
Our greatest reward is caring for our patients. That’s why we’re committed to turning treatment guidelines into lifelines.
- The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association presented The Miriam Hospital, a primary stroke center, with the Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus award in 2021 including the Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll as well as the Stroke Honor Roll Elite. Receiving the Gold Plus award means that The Miriam continues to reach an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the AHA. This award honors the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate, leading-edge treatment, as quickly as possible, in accordance with nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines. Timely treatment critically influences patient outcomes.
- In 2021, the obesity medicine program in the Center for Bariatric Surgery at The Miriam Hospital became the first and only program of its kind in Rhode Island to earn national Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accreditation. The adult program was accredited in 2015, 2017, and 2021. The adolescent program earned accreditation initially in 2017 and again in 2021. With this voluntary yet rigorous accreditation, the center meets all criteria according to national quality standards established to deliver safe, high-quality metabolic and bariatric patient care.
- For the seventh time in a row, U.S. News & World Report named The Miriam Hospital tops in Rhode Island on its Best Regional Hospitals list as well as the number one hospital in the Providence metro area for 2020-2021. The hospital was also recognized for offering the region’s best orthopedic services. U.S. News & World Report also designated The Miriam as a “high performer” in the areas of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment, hip replacement, knee replacement, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure, and in the specialties of geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, and diabetes.
- Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island recognized The Miriam Hospital a Blue Distinction Center+ for bariatric surgery, and knee and hip replacement for 2020. The hospital also received a Blue Distinction Center+ designation for cardiac care and was named a Blue Distinction Center for cancer care. The designations recognize exceptional expertise and cost efficiency in delivering quality specialty care.
- The Miriam Hospital was included on the IBM Watson Health Top 100 Hospitals for 2019. Divided into four categories, the list grouped The Miriam among the top 15 “major teaching hospitals” in the nation.
- In late 2019, The Leapfrog Group named The Miriam Hospital a "Top Hospital" in the United States. The Miriam was one of just 120 hospitals to make the list and was grouped among the top 55 teaching hospitals in the country. In November, 2019 The Miriam won its eighth semi-annual "A" grade for hospital safety from Leapfrog.
- The Intensive Care Unit at The Miriam Hospital was recognized in 2019 with the gold Beacon Award for Excellence, the highest designation conferred by The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
- The Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital, in 2019, once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.
- In 2018 The Miriam Hospital reached an aggressive goal of treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for two consecutive calendar years.
- Continuing its excellence in stroke care, The Miriam Hospital in 2018 received top honors from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get With The Guidelines" stroke program -- a "Gold-Plus" quality achievement award and “Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite” award. The Miriam has been honored by the association virtually every year for more than a decade.
- The Miriam Hospital was named the best in Rhode Island for total joint replacement by CareChex in its 2018 Hospital Quality Rankings, a national survey.
- The Miriam Hospital was named by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2016 as one of 100 hospitals across the country with great orthopedic programs.
- The hospital was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2016 as one of 53 hospitals across the country with the lowest heart attack mortality rates.
- The Lifespan Cancer Institute earned the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer in 2015, 2013, and 2012.
- The Lifespan Cancer Institute sites at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital was named to Becker's Hospital Review 2015 “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.”
- The Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island Hospital was recognized in both 2015 and 2012 by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program for delivering high-quality patient care.
- The Intensive Care Unit at The Miriam Hospital earned a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
- The Miriam Hospital received the Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth in 2013.
- The Miriam Hospital was voted "Best Hospital" in The Providence Journal's 2017 Reader's Choice Awards.
Accreditations and Certifications
- 2020 to 2024, The Miriam Hospital has once again attained Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence and now joins just three other U.S. hospitals in receiving the four-year designation six consecutive times.
- 2015 to 2019, The Miriam Hospital is one of only four hospitals nationwide to achieve Magnet designation five consecutive times. It was redesignated in 2015 for another four years. This is the highest nursing credential given, recognizing excellence in professional nursing.
- In 2017, The Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement,
- The Miriam Hospital’s Center for Bariatric Surgery has been a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery since 2011 and was accredited in 2014 and reaccredited in 2017 by the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program as an adult and adolescent center for weight loss surgery.
- In 2016, the Joint Commission recertified The Miriam Hospital as an advanced Primary Stroke Center.
- The Center for Bariatric Surgery received the Center of Excellence designation from The Clinical Sciences Institute of Optum in 2015.