Quality Care for Our Community
Beebe Healthcare is proud to be recognized for our dedicated teams of professionals employed throughout the organization who are seeking to provide the highest quality care for our community.
The Joint Commission Recognizes Quality
Beebe Healthcare received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for:
- Joint Replacement - Hip
- Joint Replacement - Knee
- Spine Surgery
- Heart Failure
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.
Beebe Recognized as Healthcare Equality Leader
Beebe Healthcare is proud to earn the designation "Healthcare Equality Leader" in HRC Foundation's Healthcare Equality Index, receiving a score of 100. Beebe is committed to providing inclusive & equitable health care for everyone including LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.
Beebe Earns Spring 2020 Safety Award
Beebe Healthcare was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Beebe’s achievements providing safer healthcare. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.
“As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and healthcare workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Beebe. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”
Beebe Healthcare Recognized by Healthgrades
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 Earns Highmark Distinction Awards
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.
Blue Distinction® Center+ for 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.
BEEBE EARNS AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Beebe Healthcare has received three American Heart Association awards that recognize the healthcare system’s consistent commitment and success in providing a higher standard of care.
The three Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are:
- Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Award
- Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Plus Award
- Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus & Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award.
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 Earns Accreditation
Beebe Healthcare has been awarded with Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation re-certification.
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.
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.
Tunnell Cancer Center Earns National Recognition for Quality
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.
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.
Beebe is Baby Friendly
Beebe was granted re-certification as a Baby-Friendly Hospital in 2019. Beebe was first designated as a Baby-Friendly™ Hospital in 2013, reflecting its commitment to the optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother-and-infant bonding. Beebe Healthcare is the first organization in Delaware to earn this international designation, 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).
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.
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.
All Beebe Medical Group Primary Care Practices Earn National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
Beebe Medical Group Primary Care Practices have been recognized for sustaining National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition.
This model of care puts patient needs first and requires a team-based approach to achieve optimal health outcomes. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs.
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. More information.
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.