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BayCare Awards and Recognition

BayCare has earned the following certifications, designations, awards and recognition:

Agency for Health Care Administration: Comprehensive Stroke Centers[1] 
St. Joseph's Hospital
Morton Plant Hospital
Both hospitals have been designated comprehensive stroke centers by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration and The Joint Commission. St. Joseph's Hospital was one of the first eight stroke centers in Florida to receive this designation.

American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
St. Joseph’s Hospital-North
St. Joseph's Women's Hospital's Shimberg Breast Center
Morton Plant’s Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center
St. Anthony’s Susan Shepard McGillicuddy Breast Center
These BayCare facilities were named Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR)[3] for mammography, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided biopsy and stereotactic biopsy. This designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR's voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

American College of Surgeons: Commission on Cancer
Morton Plant Hospital, accredited since 1985
Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals, accredited since 2004
St. Anthony’s Hospital, accredited since 1990
St. Joseph’s Hospital, accredited since 1980
St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, accredited since 2010

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines®
St. Anthony's Hospital:  2012 Gold Plus Quality Award
St. Joseph’s Hospital: Gold Plus Quality Award
Mease Countryside Hospital: 2012 Gold Plus Quality Award
Mease Dunedin Hospital: 2012 Gold Plus Quality Award
Morton Plant Hospital: 2012 Silver Plus Quality Award
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital: 2012 Silver Quality Award
The Gold Plus Award is the highest quality award given by the AHA for its stroke initiative. It recognizes commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.

Baby-Friendly Designation
Morton Plant Hospital
Mease Countryside Hospital
Both hospitals have been designated with "Baby-Friendly" status from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Baby Friendly hospitals have implemented specific steps to support successful breastfeeding.

Bariatric Center of Excellence: American College of Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
BayCare’s Carillon Surgery Center

EPA ENERGY STAR Certification
Mease Dunedin and St. Anthony's Hospitals received the EPA's ENERGY STAR for superior energy efficiency. The hospitals were two of only 86 hospitals in the nation to initially receive this recognition. They are two of five hospitals certified in the State of Florida in 2013.[4]

The Joint Commission: Spine Surgery Certification
Mease Countryside
Mease Dunedin Hospital
The Mease hospitals are two of only four hospitals in Florida to have this lumbar and cervical spine certification.

Home Care Elite
Each year only 25 percent of all home care agencies in the United States qualify to be considered as the most successful providers in the industry. The following BayCare HomeCare offices were named to Home Care Elite status in 2012: Crystal River, Dunedin, Fruitland Park, Lakeland (includes Bradenton), New Port Richey, Ocala, Sarasota and Spring Hill.

Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories
BayCare Outpatient Imaging (Bardmoor): Accredited in Adult Transthoracic
BayCare Outpatient Imaging (Trinity): Accredited in Adult Transthoracic
Mease Countryside Hospital: Accredited in Adult Transthoracic; Adult Transesophageal
Mease Dunedin Hospital: Accredited in Adult Transthoracic; Adult Transesophageal
Morton Plant Hospital: Accredited in Adult Transthoracic; Adult Transesophageal
St. Joseph's Children's  Hospital: Accredited in Pediatric Transthoracic; Pediatric Transesophageal; Fetal (The children's hospital's non-invasive cardiology center is one of only a few in Florida to receive ICAEL accreditation in all three areas.)

LEED® Certification
St. Joseph's Hospital-North achieved LEED® Certification when it was constructed in 2010, making it the first acute care green hospital in Florida and among the first in the nation to achieve LEED® certification for its water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, innovation and energy usage.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
Morton Plant Hospital's Comprehensive Breast Center
St. Anthony’s Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center
St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital’s Shimberg Breast Center

Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care: Chest Pain Accreditation
St. Anthony’s Hospital

The Joint Commission: Primary Stroke Center Advanced Certification
Morton Plant Hospital, Gold Seal of Approval (2012)
Mease Countryside Hospital, Gold Seal of Approval (2012)
Mease Dunedin hospitals recertified with the Gold Seal of Approval (2012)
Morton Plant North Bay, Gold Seal of Approval (2012)
St. Joseph's Hospital, Gold Seal of Approval (2011)
St. Joseph's Hospital-North, Gold Seal of Approval (2011)
St. Anthony's Hospital, Gold Seal of Approval (2013)

Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals[5]
Morton Plant Hospital and Mease Countryside Hospital in the 100 Top U.S. Hospitals for inpatient care in 2012. 

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