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Awards & Recognitions

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Striving For The Highest Quality

As Hawai‘i’s health care leader, The Queen’s Health System and its hospitals, including The Queen’s Medical Center, strive for the highest quality as we carry out our mission. We are honored by these awards, recognitions and affiliations: 

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals (2021)

The Queen’s Medical Center was recognized as a Best Hospital in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report. The Center ranked in the top 50 hospitals nationally in five specialties: Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gynecology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Nephrology and Urology. The Center also ranked as High Performing (in the top 10% of hospitals) in the following specialties: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, and lung cancer surgery.

Best Regional Hospitals Badge

Newsweek Best Hospitals (2021)

The Queen’s Medical Center was recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States by Newsweek. One thousand hospitals were selected based on recommendations from medical professionals, patient survey results and medical performance indicators. The list ranked Queen’s as #87 hospital in the country. No other Hawai‘i hospital is on the list.

Magnet Recognition Program® (2021 - Ongoing)

The Queen’s Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Hawai‘i to achieve Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet recognizes excellence in nursing and is their highest institutional honor for hospital excellence.

American Nurses Credentialing Center - Magnet Recognized logo

Level I Trauma Center (2021)

The Queen’s Medical Center is verified as a Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. As the state’s designated trauma center, Queen’s plays a vital role in the State Trauma System and provides the highest level of patient care across the injury continuum from prevention through rehabilitation.

American College of Surgeons Verified Trauma Center logo

Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Affiliation

The Queen’s Medical Center has a collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute to advance patient safety and quality through shared innovations, education and learning.

Johns Hopkins Medicine logo

MD Anderson Cancer Network® Affiliation

The Queen’s Medical Center is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network® to advance the level of care in Hawai‘i. The network is a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

MD Anderson Cancer Network Certified Member logo

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at The Queen’s Medical Center Neuroscience Institute is the only program in Hawai‘i accredited by the NAEC as a level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.  

National Association of Epilepsy Centers - Level 4 Epilepsy Center logo

Comprehensive Stroke Center (2021)

The Queen’s Medical Center is the first hospital in Hawai‘i to be awarded The Joint Commission – Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. This certification marks the highest level of stroke care by The Joint Commission and sets apart those hospitals that have specific abilities to treat the most complex stroke cases. 

The Joint Commission, AHA & ASA Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Center logo

Commission on Cancer

The Queen’s Medical Center was awarded approval with commendations by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC). Receiving care at a CoC-approved cancer program ensures that patients have access to comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment.

Commission on Cancer - Accredited Program logo

Transplant Center

The Queen’s Transplant Center, Hawai‘i’s only organ transplantation program, continues its membership in the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). Membership means that Queen’s transplant programs are certified by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and that Queen’s plays an active role in forming the policies that govern the Hawai‘i transplant community.

Orthopedic and Spine Center

The Queen’s Medical Center was awarded Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission - National Quality Approval seal

Breast Center National Accreditation

The Queen’s Medical Center Breast Center was granted full reaccreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. This is the highest level of accreditation a breast center can receive. 

National Accreditation Program for Brest Centers logo

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The Queen’s Medical Center was designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This award recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned full accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation program. 

American College of Radiology - Breast Imaging Center of Excellence logo

HomeCare Elite® Top Agency

Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital’s Kohala Home Healthcare was selected as one of the top Medicare-certified home health agencies in the U.S. based on quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and annual financial performance. 

HomeCare Elite Top Agency of 2016 logo

Baby-Friendly Birth Facility

Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. The Baby-Friendly Initiative is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 

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Best Hospital 2021 Star-Advertiser's People's Choice Awards

The Queen’s Medical Center is honored to be selected Best Hospital in 2021 by readers in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Hawaii’s Best celebration. 

Hawaii's Best 2021, First Place award logo from Star Advisor