Awards & Recognition

Providence earns Comprehensive Pediatric Emergency Care Facility certification
The Alaska Department of Health & Social Services has certified Providence Alaska Medical Center as a Comprehensive Pediatric Emergency Care Facility. The certification is administered by the Alaska Emergency Medical Services for Children Pediatric Advisory Board and state Facility Recognition Program and focuses on a hospital’s ability to provide comprehensive pediatric emergency care. (September 2016)

Providence Child Care Services recognized by Alaska Learn & Grow
Providence Child Care Services is among the first early care and learning programs in Alaska to enroll in and be recognized by Learn & Grow, our state’s quality recognition and improvement system. By participating in Learn & Grow, Providence Child Care Services has demonstrated its commitment to engage in continuous quality improvement activities. Learn & Grow is a system to recognize levels of quality within early care and learning programs and to support programs as they advance through these levels of quality. (August 2016)

Providence Alaska Medical Center receives American College of Cardiology Award for cardiac care
Providence Alaska Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2016. PAMC is one of only 223 hospitals nationwide and the only hospital in the state of Alaska to receive the honor. This is the fifth consecutive year PAMC has earned the Platinum Performance Award (August 2016)

American Heart Association recognizes Providence for high-quality stroke care
Providence Alaska Medical Center has received a national award for its high-quality care of patients experiencing stroke. PAMC received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for its care of stroke patients. This marks the fifth consecutive year Providence Alaska Medical Center has been recognized with a Get With The Guidelines quality achievement award. (June 2016)

The Children’s Hospital at Providence recognized for excellence in lactation care

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) have recognized The Children’s Hospital at Providence for excellence in lactation care. (June 2016)

The Children’s Hospital at Providence named 2016 Center of Excellence in Education and Training
The Vermont Oxford Network has named The Children’s Hospital at Providence a 2016 Center of Excellence in Education and Training. The hospital earned this designation by successfully training at least 85 percent of the care team, using a novel on-line learning platform to complete 17 critical areas. The designation represents Providence’s efforts to improve the quality, safety and value of care for substance-exposed infants and their families. (May 2016)

Providence Alaska Medical Center receives American College of Cardiology Award for cardiac care

Providence Alaska Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015. PAMC is one of only 319 hospitals nationwide and the only hospital in the state of Alaska to receive the honor. (September 2015)

Providence Alaska earns recognition for high-quality care
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its 2014 Commitment to Quality Award and Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center with its 2014 Quality Achievement Award. The hospitals received the awards for high-quality care in the areas of cardiac health, pneumonia and reduction of unnecessary hospital readmissions and the prevention of dangerous and costly health-care associated infections. (March 2015)

Providence Alaska Medical Center designated as a Level II Trauma Center by The American College of Surgeons and Alaska Department of Health & Social Services​
As a Level II Trauma Center, surgeons, operating room staff, anesthesiologists and emergency department nurses and physicians are available to provide care at all times to trauma patients. Having met the most rigorous standards for timely arrival of surgeons and other specialists, trauma patients are more likely to receive appropriate immediate care. Additionally, PAMC will be a hub for trauma patients coming from outlying areas across Alaska.
 
American Heart Association recognizes Providence for high-quality heart and stroke care
PAMC received the Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award for the care of heart failure patients and the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the care of stroke patients from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This marks the third consecutive year Providence Alaska Medical Center has been recognized with a Get With The Guidelines quality achievement award.
 
Providence Alaska Medical Center receives award for high-quality care
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.
 
U.S. News and World Report ranks Providence Alaska Medical Center as high performing in four specialties
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Providence Alaska Medical Center as best in Alaska for four specialties: gynecology, nephrology, orthopedics and urology. The 24th annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. PAMC was the only hospital in Alaska to receive high-performance rankings in any specialty.
  
Providence honored among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles
The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Health & Services Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging its workers and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles.
 
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Providence honored in Winter/Spring 2012 Web Health Awards(SM)
Providence Health & Services Alaska was selected as a winner in the 14th annual Web Health Awards(SM) program. This competition — held twice each year: Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall — recognizes the nation’s best digital health resources. The Web Health Awards(SM) program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center(SM) (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields.
 
The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of health care delivery that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of care. The standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.
 
Providence gains national recognition for quality care and patient safety efforts 
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: Health System Benchmarks is an annual, quantitative study from objective, independent research using public data sources. The study recognized the 15 health systems setting the highest benchmarks as well as the best-performing 64 health systems of the 321 researched.
 
Providence Alaska Medical Center has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program.
 
Providence Earns ACR-ASTRO Accreditation For Radiation Oncology 
Providence Alaska Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.
 
The National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission today announced the 2010 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. Honorees were selected in three award categories.
 
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health awards Providence Alaska Medical Center with their highest honor 
Providence Alaska Medical Center is a recipient of the 2010 Quality Achievement Award presented by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. The award was presented during the Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) annual conference.
 
Providence Alaska Medical Center has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines program.
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Joint Commission Awards Primary Stroke Center Certification to Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Alaska Medical Center has earned Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification from the Joint Commission. Achievement of certification signifies that an organization uses evidence-based practices to achieve optimal outcomes for patients with stroke.

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The publishers of Hospital and Health Networks magazine recently recognized that commitment by naming PHSA a winner of a 2007 Most Wired award in their July issue.
 
PECC recognized for pain management program
Residents of Providence Extended Care Center have seen the daily pain they experience reduced by a remarkable degree over the last few years — from 15 percent in 2004 to only three percent today.
 
PAMC the 2006 Employer of Choice in the Greater Anchorage Area
Providence Health & Services Alaska was named the 2006 Employer of Choice among large companies by the Anchorage Society for Human Resource Management. The 2006 Employer of Choice Award was open to all employers in the Greater Anchorage area.
 
Providence Alaska Recognized for Rapid Response Team
Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC) has been recognized by VHA Inc., the national health care alliance, for improving team performance with its Rapid Response Team. PAMC is the only hospital in the state to earn recognition from VHA for performance improvement activities.
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Providence Internet site receives national recognition

Providence Alaska's Internet site received national recognition for Best Site Design among hospitals with 200-399 beds at the 2006 eHealthcare Leadership Awards.

Working Mother names PAMC one of 100 Best - again!100best_06

For the second consecutive year, Working Mother magazine has named Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC) one of the nation's most family-friendly companies. PAMC joins such companies as Microsoft, IBM, Johnson and Johnson, and Ford Motor Co. in the magazine's Top 100 list just released in the October 2006 issue.

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Working Mother Magazine has honored Providence Alaska Medical Center with an award that names it as one of the nation’s 100 best family-friendly companies.  Providence Alaska Medical Center joins companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, American Express and General Electric in the magazines Top 100 list just released in the October 2005 issue.

Association of Air Medical Services Award of Excellence

Providence LifeGuard Air Ambulance was awarded the prestigious Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) 2005 Fixed-Wing Award of Excellence. This award recognizes a team that has made significant contributions to enhance the development or promote the improvement of patient care and safety in fixed-wing air medical transport.

Qualis Award of Excellence in Health Care Qualityqualis

Qualis Health has named Providence Alaska Medical Center the winner of an Award of Excellence in Health Care Quality. Qualis, a private, nonprofit health care organization dedicated to quality improvement, selected Providence for “outstanding work in 2004 to improve the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia and other complications of mechanical ventilation.
 
Providence Alaska Honored with 2005 Excellence Award
Providence Alaska Medical Center received a 2005 President’s Award for Excellence presented by Providence Health System. The award was presented on April 25 to the multidisciplinary team for its success in significantly improving ventilator management, specifically for decreasing the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

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Providence Health System in Alaska received the Work/Family Award for the large non-profit category. This marks the second consecutive win for Providence and the forth win in five years.
 
Facilities Support Department Recognized for Best Practices
Providence Facilities Support Department was recently acknowledged for three "best practices" for hospital projects in the American Society for Healthcare Engineering publication in the March-April 2005 issue.
 
Lifeline Receives Service Area Support Fund Award
The Service Area Support Fund of Providence Health System awarded $1,874,887 to programs and services that serve the poor and vulnerable.canc

Cancer Center Receives Honor as One of the Nation’s Best

Providence Cancer Center was recently granted three-year approval as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program from The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

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Providence has joined the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 100,000 Lives Campaign, the first-ever national campaign to save 100,000 lives by implementing proven health care improvement techniques.
 
Surgical Infection Prevention Project receives President’s Award
Providence Alaska Medical Center’s Surgical Infection Prevention Project received the first annual President’s Award for Excellence presented by Providence Health System.

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Providence Alaska Medical Center has been named as one of the winners of the prestigious Press Ganey 2003 Compass Awards for outstanding performance improvement in the Ambulatory category of the Press Ganey survey.

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The Providence Health System in Alaska Web site received national recognition as it was given second place honors in Best Site Design for hospitals with 200-399 beds at the 2002 eHealthcare Leadership Awards.
 
Sisters Honored with Prestigious Gold Pan Award
The Sisters of Providence were honored with the prestigious 2001 Gold Pan Award for Distinguished Service by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.