Awards and Recognition

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center Offers Nationally Recognized, Award-Winning Care

UH Parma Medical Center is committed to providing personalized health care in a friendly, healing environment. We believe this commitment inspires our team members to provide the highest quality possible, every day. We are proud to have been recognized nationally for the product of this vision: our quality outcomes and specialized service areas.

Healthgrades Recognizes UH Parma as a Top Health Care Center

Healthgrades is one of the nation’s most trusted, independent sources of physician information and hospital quality ratings. Their organization evaluates hospitals on quality and clinical outcomes and recognizes top-performing hospitals. UH Parma Medical Center has been recognized consistently by Healthgrades for several of our main service areas including our heart and orthopaedic centers.

Our recent recognitions from Healthgrades include:

  • One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention (2012-2013)
  • Ranked No. 1 in Cuyahoga County – and No. 3 in Ohio – for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2013)
  • Ranked among the Top Five facilities in Ohio and one of the Top 5 percent of facilities in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2009-2013)
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2009-2013)
  • Cardiology Services place UH Parma Medical Center among the Top 10 facilities in Ohio in 2013
  • Five-Star Rated for Cardiology Services (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement 10 Years in a Row, 2003–2012

Exceeding The Joint Commission’s Best Practice Recommendations

The Joint Commission is the leading organization for accreditation and certification of health care organizations and programs in the U.S. As a Joint Commission accredited facility, UH Parma Medical Center is committed to meeting and exceeding the performance standards of The Joint Commission.

In addition to being accredited by The Joint Commission, several of our programs received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval based on a review of compliance with national standards, clinical guidelines and outcomes of care. Our Gold Seal of Approval programs include:

UH Parma Medical Center Receives Gold Plus Recognition

Get With The Guidelines – Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. UH Parma Medical Center earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. UH Parma Medical Center is proud to be among those top organizations recognized on the Gold Plus Honor Roll.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent organization focused on the quality of services to meet every patient’s needs for the best possible outcomes. UH Parma Medical Center’s Acute Rehabilitation unit is CARF-accredited and has received special designation for the treatment of stroke patients.

Commission on Cancer Commends UH Parma Cancer Center

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is dedicated to improving the survival and quality of life for cancer patients. CoC accreditation involves prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

UH Seidman Cancer Center at UH Parma Medical Center received accreditation from the CoC with commendation, affirming that each cancer center patient treated here is provided high quality care and has access to an extensive variety of services and resources throughout their cancer journey.

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Recognized by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the largest organization for bariatric surgery in the world. Their goal is to continually improve the quality and safety of care and treatment of people with obesity and related disease. UH Parma Medical Center's Bariatric Center was distinguished as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the ASMBS in 2014.

Highest Ratings from Consumer Reports

UH Parma Medical Center was one of only two Cleveland area hospitals to earn the highest possible ratings in a 2013 evaluation by Consumer Reports of patient outcomes for scheduled surgeries.

Highest Overall Surgery and Knee Replacement Surgery Ratings

A leading consumer advocacy organization, The Safer-Surgery Survival Guide, published an online report in July 2013, rating 2,463 hospitals in all 50 states. Along with health care consulting firm MPA, the Safer-Surgery Survival Guide analyzes Medicare billing claims and clinical records data for 27 kinds of scheduled surgeries. Together these organizations develop ratings for five types of procedures, including back surgery, hip and knee replacements and angioplasty to clear blocked cardiac arteries. UH Parma Medical Center earned the highest rating possible for knee replacement surgery.

Other Recent Recognitions

Aetna Institute of Quality

  • Orthopaedic Care, Total Joint Replacement
  • Cardiac Care

Anthem Blue Distinction Center

  • Cardiac Care

CIGNA Center of Excellence

  • Cardiac Pacemaker
  • Colon Surgery
  • Gall Bladder Removal, Laparoscopic
  • General Cardiac Medical
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Pulmonology Medical
  • Stroke

United Health Premium Designation Program

  • Rhythm Management Specialty

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