Awards and Recognition

When Patients Come First, Awards Tend to Follow

At St. Francis, we always strive to be the best at what we do. Along the way, we have been recognized by several national organizations for our quality, efficiency, and technology. In addition, many of our programs have earned accreditations from national organizations that perform in-depth audits to ensure patients receive the very best care. We are proud of our accomplishments, and are pleased to offer nationally-recognized quality care to our neighbors in Upstate South Carolina.

Overall Quality

  • 100 Top Hospitals, 2014-2015, Truven
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award, Healthgrades
  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, Healthgrades
  • Gold Seal of Approval, The Joint Commission
  • 100 Great Community Hospitals, Becker’s Hospital Review
  • Hospital Safety Score “A+” Designation, The Leapfrog Group

Bariatrics

  • Center of Distinction+ for Bariatric Surgery, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Accredited Center for Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Center of Excellence Award, CIGNA

Cancer Care

  • Commission on Cancer's Outstanding Achievement Award, American College of Surgeons
  • Accredited for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
  • Certified by the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research
  • Accredited by the Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
  • Accredited by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative
  • NCI-MATCH Precision Medicine Cancer Trial Location

Cardiac Care

  • Lowest 30-day Heart Failure Readmission Rate in U.S., Becker’s Hospital Review
  • America’s 100 Best Cardiac Care, Healthgrades
  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Treatment of Heart Attack, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Heart Failure, Healthgrades
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care , Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Institute for Quality Cardiac Care, Aetna
  • Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers, American Heart Association

Critical Care

  • America’s 100 Best Critical Care, Healthgrades
  • Critical Care Excellence Award, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Respiratory Failure, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Sepsis, Healthgrades

Gastrointestinal

  • America’s 100 Best General Surgery, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Colorectal Surgeries, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Esophageal-Stomach Surgeries, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Small Intestine Surgeries, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction, Healthgrades
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award, Healthgrades
  • General Surgery Excellence Award, Healthgrades

Neurosciences

  • America’s 100 Best Stroke Care, Healthgrades
  • Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Cranial Neurosurgery, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Stroke, Healthgrades
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award, Healthgrades
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award, Healthgrades

Orthopedics

  • America’s 100 Best Joint Replacement, Healthgrades
  • America’s 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Hip Fracture Treatment, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Total Hip Replacement, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Total Knee Replacement, Healthgrades
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award, Healthgrades
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award, Healthgrades
  • Certification in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery, The Joint Commission
  • Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Center, UnitedHealth
  • Premium Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center, UnitedHealth
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Hip and Knee Replacement, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Pulmonary

  • America’s 100 Best Pulmonary Care, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Treatment of COPD, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Pneumonia, Healthgrades
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award, Healthgrades

Women's Health

  • Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery, AAGL
  • Women's Health Excellence Award, Healthgrades
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, Women’s Choice Award
  • Blue Distinction Center Maternity Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Baby Friendly Hospital Designation, Baby-Friendly USA
  • IBCLC Care Award, International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants
  • Breast Health Center Full Accreditation, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

Other Honors

  • Emerald Award for Environmental Sustainability, Practice Greenhealth
  • Circle of Excellence Award in Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, Practice Greenhealth
  • Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite, American Heart Association
  • Healthcare’s Most Wired Hospitals, American Hospital Association
  • Top 100 Integrated Health System, SDI