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Quality Care & Recognition

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 
  • Stroke 
  • 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

Beebe Healthcare Recognized by Healthgrades

Beebe Healthcare has been named as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. From 2017-2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award have, on average a 52.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* Learn more.

Beebe was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 18 Years in a Row (2004-2021)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2021

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

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018.


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.”

Blue Distinction Center 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 Center 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.

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.

Beebe Healthcare Earns Blue Distinction® for Cardiac Care


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.

Learn more about the 2020 AHA/ASA awards.

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. Learn more.

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.

Commission of Cancer

Breast Health Program Granted Accreditation

Beebe Healthcare has again 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 2021 renewal for Beebe Healthcare, which earned the accreditation first 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.

Home Care Elite

Beebe Healthcare announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2019 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. It is sponsored by DecisionHealth, part of the H3.Group. Learn more.

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.

Beebe Laboratory Services Accreditations

Beebe Healthcare laboratory is staffed by 75 team members working in roles that include, but are not limited to: phlebotomist, laboratory assistant, medical technologist, specimen processor, client services representative, transcriptionist and courier. Beebe also has three pathologists on staff.

The laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists and our Blood Bank holds aabb accreditation. Beebe’s lab is also Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified for Point of Care testing, Microbiology, Serology, Immunology, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Endocrinology, Toxicology, Hematology, Transfusion Medicine, Histopathology, Cytology, as well as several other subspecialties.

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 Healthcare is committed to quality for all patients. Beebe is a voluntary participant in Care 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.

Beebe Earns "Most Wired" Designation

Beebe Healthcare was recognized with the 2020 “Most Wired” designation by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The annual survey assesses how healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. Learn more.

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