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Awards and Recognition

The Queen’s Medical Center has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions. A few notable examples are as follows:

Magnet Recognition Program®

The Queen's Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Hawaii 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.


Level I Trauma Center

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.


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.


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 Hawaii. The network is a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.


Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at The Queen's Medical Center Neuroscience Institute is the only program in Hawaii 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.  

NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center


Comprehensive Stroke Center

The Queen's Medical Center is the first hospital in Hawaii 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.


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.


Transplant Center

The Queen's Transplant Center, Hawaii'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 Hawaii 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.


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. 


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. 


Harold P. Freeman Service Award

Queen’s Oncology Patient Navigation Program is one of four national recipients of the 2009 American Cancer Society Harold P. Freeman Service Award. This award is given to organizations that demonstrate exceptional achievement in saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer by improving quality of life for patients in underserved, at-risk communities. 


Get With The Guidelines, Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award — Stroke

For the third year in a row, The Queen’s Medical Center has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines, Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Queen’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care for the people of Hawaii.


Get With The Guidelines, Gold Performance Achievement Award — Cardiac

Queen’s received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines, Coronary Artery Disease Gold Performance Achievement Award, recognizing commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of cardiac care that effectively improves treatment of patients hospitalized with coronary artery disease.