Awards and Recognition

Onslow Memorial Hospital is proud of its track record of striving to deliver the best quality healthcare and patient service to our community. We are committed to making continual improvements in every area of our operation. An important barometer of our performance is recognition in the form of awards and rankings by the many objective third-party institutions that review hospitals across the nation.

Notable accreditation, awards and recognition received:

  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score 'A' Grades 2015-17 
    • Onslow Memorial Hospital has earned an 'A' grade six consecutive times in the Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 Hospital Safety Score national rankings, administered by The Leapfrog Group. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety in areas such as errors, injuries, accidents, and infection. Click here to learn more.
  • Accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology
    • We have proudly been designated as a top quality provider of safe, effective diagnostic imaging for individuals at high-risk for lung cancer. As an ACR-designated lung cancer screening center, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to providing high-quality screening care and patient safety. Click here to learn more.
  • Mammography Accredited Facility by the American College of Radiology
    • This gold standard in medical imaging certifies our facility meets the highest level of patient safety standards and image quality, demonstrating our commitment to quality care and patient safety. Our facility and staff have completed a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Learn more about our radiology services here or our mammogram technology here.
  • American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Gold Achievement Award in 2017
    • This honor recognizes 24 consecutive months of achieving benchmark performance in implementing scientific guidelines from the AHA, demonstrating exemplary care for heart failure patients. The recognition signifies that OMH has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 percent compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients. Click here to learn more.
  • Accreditation in CT by the American College of Radiology
    • Onslow Memorial has been awarded accreditation in Computed Tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. We are proud to have earned this distinction and will continue our commitment to providing excellence in diagnostic imaging and patient care. Click here to learn more about our radiology services.
  • American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Silver Plus Achievement Award
    • This recognition acknowledges our consistent compliance with Quality Measures outlined by the AHA for 12 consecutive months, demonstrating exemplary care for heart failure patients. This brings national recognition to Onslow Memorial Hospital for improving patient care and outcomes for our heart failure patients. Click here to learn more.
  • Vascular Testing Accredited Facility
    • Onslow Memorial has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the areas of Peripheral Arterial Testing, Peripheral Venous Testing, and Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing. This latest accreditation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in vascular testing. Read more about our cardiology services here.
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care in 2016
    • Onslow Memorial Hospital has been designated a Blue Distinction Center Plus–the highest designation given by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in a new national program recognizing healthcare facilities that demonstrate expertise in Maternity Care. Click here to learn more.
  • 100 SafeCare Hospital 2014-2015
    • The 100 SafeCare Hospital listing recognizes hospitals that excelled in evidence-based areas required under section the Affordable Care Act. Click here to learn more.
  • American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Program Bronze Achievement Award in 2015
    • This recognition represents our commitment to treating stroke patients with levels of care outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
  • Accreditation with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer
    • Onslow Memorial Hospital has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer. The Accreditation is awarded based on improved patient outcomes and comprehensive quality care. Click here to learn more. 
  • Accreditation by The Joint Commission
    • The Joint Commission is an independent not-for-profit organization that certifies more than 19,000 healthcare organizations and programs nationwide. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high performance standards. Click here to learn more.
  • The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™
    • Onslow Memorial Hospital’s stroke program has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ -- an internationally recognized symbol of quality. Click here to learn more.
  • American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Gold Achievement Award in 2012
    • This honor recognizes 24 consecutive months of achieving benchmark performance in implementing scientific guidelines from the AHA, demonstrating exemplary care for heart failure patients. The recognition signifies that OMH has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 percent compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients. Click here to learn more.
  • American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Silver Achievement Award in 2011
    • The Silver Achievement Award represents a collaborative effort between nursing, education, performance improvement, our medical staff and our front-line staff. It shows everyone is focused on patient-centered care. Click here to learn more.
  • Surgical Care Improvement Project Recognition
    • This was presented to the hospital by the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence for Onslow’s commitment to quality improvement and exceptional performance in order to improve surgical outcomes.
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
    • Onslow Memorial Hospital is nationally accredited by the Joint Commission and has recently earned the Joint Commission’s designation as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.  OMH is one of the few community hospitals east of I-95 to earn this designation.
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