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2014: Berkshire Medical Center is named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. BMC is one of only five hospitals so honored in the entire Northeast, and one of two Massachusetts hospitals recognized in the Teaching Hospitals category. 

HealthGrades Recognitions

2005 - 2014: HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent health rankings organization, has honored Berkshire Medical Center in several areas for exceptional care. BMC has been recognized with:

    • 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, ranking BMC among the Top 5% of Hospitals in the Nation for Clinical Excellence - the second year in  a row and third time since 2009 that BMC has earned this honor
    • 2013 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, placing BMC in the Top 5% of Hospitals in the US for Clinical Excellence (BMC also received the 2009 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence)

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BMC has also earned recognition from Healthgrades for:

  • One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care – 2nd year in a row
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™, 6th year in a row
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™, 3rd year in a row
  • Women’s Health Excellence Award
  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 10 Years in a Row (2005-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement in 2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Repair for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Peripheral Vascular Bypass for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2014
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 6 Years in a Row (2009-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Sepsis for 6 Years in a Row (2009-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Women’s Health for 2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Bariatric Surgery for 2014

Fairview Hospital Healthgrades Recognition
For 2014 and 2013, Fairview was recognized with an Outstanding Patient Experience Award, placing Fairview among the Top 5% of Hospitals nationwide for patient experience in 2014 and Top 15% the previous year, based on patient survey results.

2014 CareChex Recognitions

Berkshire Medical Center – Medical Excellence Awards

  • Top 100 in the Nation for Overall Hospital Care (Top 2.6% of Hospitals Nationwide)
  • Top 10% in the Nation and in Massachusetts for Overall Hospital Care and Overall Medical Care
  • Top 100 in the Nation for Cancer Care
  • Top 10% in the Nation and in Massachusetts for Cancer Care
  • Ranked #2 in Massachusetts for Cancer Care
  • Top 100 in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Care
  • Top 10% in the Nation and in Massachusetts for Gastrointestinal Care
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Gall Bladder Removal
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Heart Attack Treatment
  • Top 10% in the Nation and in Massachusetts for Heart Failure Treatment
  • Top 10% in the Nation and in Massachusetts for Hip Fracture Repair
  • Top 10% in the Nation and in Massachusetts for Neurological Care
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Trauma Care
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Women’s Health
  • Top 10% in Massachusetts for Spinal Surgery

Berkshire Medical Center – Patient Safety Awards

  • Top 10% in the Nation for Cancer Care
  •  Top 10% in the Nation and in Massachusetts for Heart Failure Treatment
  • Top 10% in the Nation and in Massachusetts for Hip Fracture Repair
  • Top 10% in the Nation and in Massachusetts for Neurological Care
  • Top 10% in the Nation and Massachusetts for Stroke Care
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Trauma Care

Fairview Hospital – Patient Satisfaction Awards

  • Top 100 in Nation, Top 10% in Nation, #1 in Massachusetts and Top 10% in Massachusetts for Overall Hospital Care
  • Top 100 in Nation, Top 10% in Nation, #1 in Massachusetts and Top 10% in Massachusetts for Overall Medical Care
  • Top 100 in Nation, Top 10% in Nation, #1 in Massachusetts and Top 10% in Massachusetts for Overall Surgical Care
  • 2013 BMC: Top 5% in Nation for Overall Hospital Care & Overall Medical Care. BMC was among the Top 100 Hospitals in the US for Pulmonary Care, Pneumonia Care and Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Care, and also achieved Top 10% in Massachusetts Medical Excellence citations for Overall Hospital Care, Cancer Care, Cardiac Care and Heart Failure Treatment. For Patient Safety, BMC was ranked by CareChex among the Top 10% Nationally for Heart Failure Treatment, Hip Fracture Repair, Neurological Care, Pneumonia Care and Stroke Care..
  • 2013 Fairview Hospital: Top 100 in Nation and #1 in Massachusetts for Patient Satisfaction in - Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care and Overall Surgical Care. This was the second year in a row Fairview achieved these distinctions.

Hospital Value Index Recognitions

Patient Safety & Quality 

  • 2012 and 2013: BMC & Fairview Hospital - Named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the nation's leading accrediting organization for hospitals. BMC was cited as a Top Performer in Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care, and Fairview was honored for Pneumonia and Surgical Care. The 2013 recognition placed BMC and Fairview among the top 18% of The Joint Commission accredited hospitals that report core measurement performance data, and in 2014 BMC and Fairview are two of only 18 Massachusetts hospitals recognized.
  • 2007 - 2013: BMC - Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Hospital Honor Roll, in recognition of top 25% performance in national quality rankings as reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on Hospital Compare and Leapfrog patient safety measures. 
  • 2005 - 2011: Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration Project (HQID)- BMC is top performer in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid/Premier Project. In 2011, BMC achieved Top Performer and Attainment in Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), Heart Failure and the Surgical Care Improvement Program (SCIP) and attainment in the treatment of Pneumonia. In the six years of the program to date, BMC has received a total of 26 awards, including nine for AMI, five for Heart Failure, four for SCIP, six for Pneumonia and two for Hip and Knee Replacement.  BMC consistently participates in national quality measurement programs such as HQID, which is a voluntary program for US hospitals.
  • 2009 - 2013: BMC & Fairview Hospital - Leapfrog Hospital Recognition Program for Patient Safety - In 2012 and again in 2013, Fairview Hospital was named a Top Rural Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, and Berkshire Medical Center was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score in both 2012 and 2013 by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. For 2009 and 2010, BMC ranked in the top decile among hospitals in Massachusetts and across the nation for overall quality, resource use and efficiency, and scored higher than the national average in all areas for both years.
  • 2008: BMC & Fairview Hospital - MassPRO Recognition - MassPRO, the federally designated healthcare quality improvement organization for the state of Massachusetts, has recognized the commitment to quality improvement at both BMC and Fairview. Both hospitals were cited by MassPRO for "exemplary commitment to quality improvement in the areas of Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.

American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Recognitions 

  • 2001 - 2014: Berkshire Medical Center leads the nation in Get with the Guidelines honors and is one of an elite group of hospitals nationally to achieve Triple Gold honors. BMC has been recognized with 12 consecutive Gold Performance Achievement awards for outstanding performance in the care of patients with Coronary Artery Disease. BMC was also the first hospital in the United States to be honored with a Performance Achievement Award for stroke, and holds ten consecutive honors. In addition, BMC has eight consecutive yearly Performance Achievement awards for care of patients with heart failure.
  • 2014: BMC received the Get With the Guidelines Resuscitation Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.
  • 2011 - 2013: BMC received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry®-GWTG™ Gold Performance Achievement Award in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2013, BMC was one of only 32 hospitals nationwide to be so honored. It means BMC consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry®-GWTGTM for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this 2013 award. It recognizes BMC's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies reaching an aggressive goal of treating those patients to levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.
  • 2006 - 2012: Fairview Hospital has achieved four consecutive years of Get with the Guidelines awards for treatment of patients with Coronary Artery Disease, including 2009 Gold Level honors, and in 2012 was honored with a Silver Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure.

Advanced Imaging

  • 2007: Berkshire Medical Center's Women's Imaging Center - Breast Imaging Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiology's Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging. Awarded only to centers that have achieved accreditation by the ACR in stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided biopsy and mammography.
  • 2009: Berkshire Medical Center's Women's Imaging Center and Fairview Hospital's Radiology Department - Facility accreditation from the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. BHS is the only bone density program in Massachusetts to have earned this accreditation and one of three in all of New England.

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

  • BMC's Weight Loss Surgery Program is a fully accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.  
  • 2007: BMC - Harvard Pilgrim Bariatric Center of Excellence Designation - Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare has named the Berkshire Center for Weight Loss Surgery at BMC as a Bariatric Center of Excellence for its care of patients who need weight loss surgery.

Cancer Care

Cardiac Rehabilitation/Pulmonary Rehabilitation 



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