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Awards and Honors

Huntsville Hospital has a tradition of excellence in quality and service that has been recognized regionally and nationally, including the following achievements and awards:

#1 in Alabama in Heart Surgery
HealthGrades, 2012
Cardiac Rehab certification
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2011
Best Places to Work
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, 2011
Consumer Choice Award
National Research Corporation, 2002 - 2011
Full accreditation
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, 2008 - 2011
Blue Distinction designation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, 2011
Organ Donation Medal of Honor
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009, 2010
Three-star rating for coronary bypass surgery
Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2008
"Get With the Guidelines" Triple Gold-Plus Recognition
American Heart & Stroke Association, 2010
Alabama Quality Award Team Showcase
• Improving Patient Safety Through Pediatric Dose Standardization
• Optimizing "Smart" Infusion Pump Safety Technology team
• Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) Reduction team

Alabama Productivity Center, 2010
Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy to the CDI Reduction team
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2010
Approved Cancer Program with commendation
American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, 1991 - 2013
Perfect rating for Mammography program
Food & Drug Administration, 2000 - 2011
Alabama Quality Award
Alabama Productivity Center, 2003 - 2010
Perfect biannual rating for Laboratory
American College of Pathology, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010
Primary Stroke Center certification
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, 2007
Breast Center earns "excellence" accreditation
American College of Radiology, 2008
Hospital of the Year
Mended Hearts, 2010
Fit-Friendly Company
American Heart Association, 2009
Tier 1 Hospital for fiscal, quality and patient safety awareness
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, 2008
Family Friendly Business Award
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, 2006
Clinical Excellence Award for heart attack treatment
Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA), 2006
Five-star rating for orthopedics and joint replacement
Five-star rating for vascular surgery
Among “The 100 Most Wired Hospitals” in America
Hospitals & Health Networks, 2002 - 2005
Named "National Corporation of the Year"
America’s Blood Centers, 2005 (for efforts to raise blood donations)