Accreditations, Awards and Recognition

Oaklawn is accredited by DNV Healthcare, Inc., the American College of Radiology, the College of American Pathologists, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The American Association of Respiratory Care has recognized the hospital for Quality Respiratory Care. The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation has certified Oaklawn Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Oaklawn's Joint Center has consistently earned high state and national ratings for joint replacement outcomes. The hospital has received the Governor's Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care each of the five years it was presented, and for over a dozen years has been at or near the top of Arbor Associates' patient satisfaction survey of approximately 50 Midwestern hospitals.

Oaklawn's steady growth has made it the area's largest employer and in 2008 was one of seven Michigan organizations named to Modern Healthcare's first national list of the "Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare".

In September 2009, Oaklawn was designated a “Magnet Hospital” by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The ANCC established the “Magnet Recognition Program” to recognize health care organizations that meet stringent criteria for nursing professionalism, teamwork, and the highest standards in patient care. At this time only 352 hospitals across the country (about 5%) have received this designation and Oaklawn is the 7th organization in Michigan.

2014, Oaklawn once again joined a prestigious list of healthcare organizations that have been recognized as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which recognizes superior quality in nursing care as evidenced by performance outcomes. ANCC conducts thorough evaluations of hospitals seeking both initial recognition and redesignation, judging proficiency and leadership in the following five key areas that are considered global issues in nursing and healthcare: 

1. Visionary leadership transforming the organization to meet changing needs
2. Empowered staff properly prepared to face all challenges
3. Competent, dedicated, and empowered nurses
4. Continued innovation within staff knowledge, clinical practice, and systemic improvements
5. Outcomes measurement systems in place throughout the entire organization 

Currently, only 378 of the nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations have achieved Magnet recognition. 

When it comes to your family's healthcare, nothing is more important than safety.  In May 2014, Oaklawn was rated the safest hospital in Michigan, second safest in the nation by Consumer's Reports.  Recognizing Oaklawn for their commitment to patient care.  Meaning they go above and beond to ensure that you're getting the best care possible in an environment committed to your safety and well-being.  



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