Quality Care for Our Community


Healthgrades Quality Recognitions

Beebe Healthcare has been recognized by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, for its high achievements in Pulmonary Services, Joint Replacement, Critical Care, and Surgery. Healthgrades’ analysis places Beebe Healthcare in the top 5 percent of hospitals for Pulmonary Services and in the top 10 percent of hospitals for Joint Replacement. Additionally, Beebe was named a five-star recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery.

Beebe was recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery in 2020
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 17 Years in a Row (2004-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2017-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2020
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 15 Years in a Row (2006-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. The complete Healthgrades Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.


Beebe Receives Highest Rating for Surgical Outcomes

Beebe Healthcare is rated better than average, the highest available rating, for surgical outcomes for patients 65 and older by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. For more information: https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/acs-surgical-measures.html.


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Hospital Quality Comparison

Beebe Healthcare is committed to quality for all patients. Beebe is a voluntary participant in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Compare. Participating hospitals are scored on quality measures associated with clinical conditions. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide.

*Directions to access CMS quality information about Beebe:
Under the "Search Tools" section of the CMS website, click on Compare Hospitals in Your Area. Under the "How Would You Like to Search for a Hospital" section, select the option to search for a hospital by name. Type in Beebe and select Delaware as the State. Beebe will come up as an option; just click on the selection box. You must then select a condition you want to view concerning Beebe Healthcare's quality measures.


Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Beebe Healthcare and Beebe Home Care Services are accredited by The Joint Commission. Learn more at www.jointcommission.org

Beebe Healthcare received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®  for:

The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. The American College of Surgeons Verification Review Committee verified our Trauma Center as a Level III, reflecting Beebe’s continual commitment to caring for those men and women who need emergency medical care due to serious accidents. 

National Patient Safety Goals: Beebe Healthcare's commitment to quality is evident through our association with the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals. Learn more at www.qualitycheck.org.



NICHE Designated Site Since 2011 

Since 2011, Beebe has been designated as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) location. The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65 and over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. 



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certified by Industry Leader

Beebe Healthcare is proud to announce the certification of its pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Beebe Healthcare was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Learn More.


Beebe Team Dedicated to Quality

Each year, Beebe recognizes physicians, nurses, and teams for their dedication to quality improvement. Learn about the award recipients for 2019.


Cardiac & Vascular Quality Awards & Recognitions


Beebe Earns Four American Heart Association Awards

Beebe Healthcare has received four Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. These awards recognize Beebe’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for our patients and our community. The Mission: Lifeline recognition signifies ownership of leading high-quality care, even outside the doors of our own facility.

  • Get With The Guidelines® – Resuscitation Silver Plus Adult Patient Population Award
  • Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Plus Award
  • Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Award
  • Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Silver Recognition

Learn more about the 2019 AHA/ASA awards.


Beebe Earns Blue Distinction for Cardiac Care

Beebe Healthcare Earns Blue Distinction® for Cardiac Care

Beebe Healthcare is proud to announce that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware has recognized the not-for-profit healthcare system with a Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care designation. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated providers that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. Learn More.


Beebe Vein Center Earns Accreditation

Beebe Vein Center is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the area of Superficial Venous Treatment and Management. Learn more.


Beebe Cardiac Rehab & Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Programs Earn Accreditation

Beebe Healthcare has been awarded with Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation re-certification for 2019 through the Medicare-approved program, Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease® (Ornish Lifestyle Medicine™). Learn more.


100,000 Lives Campaign: Some is Not a Number. Soon is Not a Time.

Beebe Healthcare has joined the Institute for Health Care Improvement's (IHI) 100,000 Lives Campaign. Hospitals can choose to apply some or all of the IHI's lifesaving recommendations. Beebe Medical Center is involved in the Deployment of Rapid Response Teams initiative. Learn more at www.ihi.org/IHI/Programs/Campaign.




Beebe Oncology Accreditations & Recognitions


Beebe Healthcare's Tunnell Cancer Center Receives Reaccreditation

Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center has received reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™) provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care. This reaccreditation is an example of Beebe's dedication to quality care and the support of the Tunnell Cancer Center team. Learn More. 


Tunnell Cancer Center Earns National Recognition for Quality

Commission of Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Tunnell Cancer Center at Beebe. This is the fourth time that Tunnell Cancer Center has gained the coveted Commendation designation as part of the Certificate of Accreditation. Learn more.


Breast Health Program Granted Accreditation

Beebe Healthcare has been granted a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. The designation represents a renewal for Beebe Healthcare, which earned the accreditation in 2013 and was the first organization in Delaware to do so. Learn More.


Women's Health Quality Awards & Recognitions


Beebe Re-Certified As Baby-Friendly Hospital

Baby-Friendly USA announced recently that Beebe Healthcare has received prestigious international recognition as a Re-Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility. In Delaware, Beebe Healthcare was the first hospital to earn designation as a Baby-Friendly hospital in 2013. This international designation was launched as part of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in 1991 by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Learn more.


Beebe Named Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care Blue Distinction Maternity Care

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware has recognized Beebe Healthcare with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. Learn More.


Safe Sleep Certification

Beebe Healthcare has been recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion,” the highest designation, for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant, sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. Beebe Healthcare, a Cribs for Kids® partner, also has been recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. Learn More.

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