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Awards and Recognition

From outstanding healthcare to ensuring that our communities are better places to live and work, SCL Health, now Intermountain Healthcare, has a singular focus on the health and wellbeing of all those we serve.  In each of our hospitals and clinics we are committed to exceptional care, treatment and patient experience, because we won’t accept anything less. 

Excellence in Stroke Care

CSC certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

CSC Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

St Mary's is proud to be a CSC certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in 2020. This certification addresses hospitals with personnel, infrastructure, and expertise to diagnose and treat stroke patients, who require intensive medical and surgical care, specialized test or interventional therapies. A Comprehensive Stoke Center (CSC) delivers the highest quality of care to the most complex cases, offering evidence based treatments with cutting edge research protocols.

Nationally Recognized for Nursing Excellence

Magnet Recognition 2022

Magnet Accreditation

Saint Mary’s Medical Center received accreditation from the prestigious Magnet Recognition Program® in January 2022. Magnet Accreditation is the nation’s top honor for nursing excellence, quality patient care, and innovations in practice. Only 9.4% of U.S. hospitals have achieved this designation. Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Colorado, Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana also received accreditation from the Magnet Recognition Program®.

Top Rated for Safety

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

St. Mary's Medical Center is proud to have received an 'A' grade in Spring 2022 from the Leapfrog Group for Hospital Safety. The Leapfrog Group is a Washington D.C. based organization aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Leapfrog Group assigns letter grades based on numerous health care quality measures.  

Nationally Recognized in Heart & Vascular Care 


American College of Cardiology: Chest Pain - MI Registry™ 2022 Performance Achievement Awards

St. Mary's Medical Center is proud to have received multiple Chest Pain - MI Registry™  awards in 2022 from the American College of Cardiology. This award program was created by the American College of Cardiology to recognize hospitals that have top-level performance in their care of patients while adhering to their specific guideline recommendations. Learn more here. 

 American Heart Association Gold PLus

American Heart Association Recognition

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognized St. Mary's Medical Center, Lutheran Medical Center, Saint Joseph Hospital, Platte Valley Medical Center, and Good Samaritan Medical Center with Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in 2022 for its continued success following guidelines to speed recovery and reduce death and disability for stroke patients. 

People-Centered Workplace


Brandon Hall Awards for Organizational Excellence - Gold Certification

The Brandon Hall Group has recognized SCL Health with a Gold Certification for Organizational Excellence. This certification recognizes SCL Health as an industry leader in Learning and Development and enhances our ability to share best practices and methodologies for personal and professional growth across the globe. This achievement reflects our commitment to supporting lifelong learning that empowers our employees to advance our mission within the communities we serve.


Cigna Well-Being Award

SCL Health received the honorable Cigna Well-Being Award for the second consecutive year, a testament to our ongoing investment in curating a well-being program that supports the unique needs of our employees and their families. SCL Health was one of seven recipients recognized from a pool of more than 320 applicants from across the nation for the way we help our associates care for themselves as they care for others. We are proud of our benefits and well-being strategies, our culture of health and the way our employees and their families engage with the programs we offer.


Advancement & Innovation in Technology 


Epic Honor Roll

Epic Honor Roll recognizes organizations that implement best practices through Epic that certifies excellence in quality of care, patient outcomes, workflow efficiency, and financial performance. SCL Health is 1 of 82 health systems to be recognized with Cum Laude status, the highest designation in the program. 


CHIME's Most Wired

SCL Health has been recognized by The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired recognition certified as level 9, receiving the Performance Excellence Award. CHIME describes level 9-10 as "leaders in healthcare technology who actively push the industry forward." A total of 30,135 organizations were represented in the 2020 Digital Health Most Wired program, which included four separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory, long-term care, and international.  

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eHealthcare Awards

SCL Health is proud to have received numerous 2020 eHealthcare Awards, including the Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organization Commitment Award. This award recognizes the best organizations involved in digital healthcare communications, and are evaluated based on digital approach and strategy, marketing campaigns, staffing, and leadership roles. Other awards and their associated levels in 2020 included:

     Platinum: Best Internet Homepage

     Gold: Best Overall Internet

     Gold: Best COVID-19 Pandemic Related Communications

     Distinction: Best Healthcare Content (Health 360 Blog)

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