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
  • Gold Seal of Approval, The Joint Commission
  • 100 Great Community Hospitals, Becker’s Hospital Review
  • Hospital Safety Score “A+” Designation, The Leapfrog Group


  • MBSAQIP Accredited Center for Bariatric Surgery (St. Francis Eastside)
  • Center of Distinction+ for Bariatric Surgery, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Center of Excellence Award, CIGNA
  • Optum Center of Excellence

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
  • ACR Accreditation for Radiation Oncology

Cardiac Care

  • Lowest 30-day Heart Failure Readmission Rate in U.S., Becker’s Hospital Review
  • 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 


  • Certification in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery, The Joint Commission
  • Certification in Shoulder Replacement, 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 

Women's Health

  • Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery, AAGL
  • 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