Honors and Awards

Susquehanna Health is committed to providing the best possible care and services for our patients. These efforts have led to numerous awards and prestigious recognition over the past years.

  • Susquehanna Health’s Muncy Valley Hospital (MVH) was named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics in 2013.  MVH is the only CAH named to the list from the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Susquehanna Health’s Regional Medical Center was recognized as one of the 2011 Thomson Reuters 50 Top Heart Hospitals in the nation. This prestigious annual award honors hospitals that have led the way with superior performance in heart care in four main areas: outcomes of care, key medical measures, service-line efficiency and financial performance. For more information on the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® program, including the Heart (Cardiovascular) study, visit www.100tophospitals.com.
  • Regional Medical Center was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
  • Regional Medical Center was presented the Surgical Care Improvement award for its successful implementation of best practices relating to the Surgical Care and Heart Failure Improvement Project (SCIP/HF). The awards program is sponsored by Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for the Commonwealth.
  • Regional Medical Center was recently recognized by the 2009-2010 Hospital Value Index™ - the first and only national study on U.S. hospitals and the value of care that hospitals provide to patients. The Hospital Value Index™ named a Best in Value™, Best in State™ and Best in Region™ recipient and ranked the hospital #26 on their Top 100 Hospital list - better than any other regional facility.
  • Regional Medical Center was named a Blue Distinction Center for Excellence in 2010 in three areas: spine surgery, knee and hip replacement and cardiac care. The recognition is awarded by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania to healthcare facilities that meet objective, evidence-based thresholds for clinical quality.
  • Susquehanna Health was recognized in the US News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals" issue for its quality improvement efforts. The recognition is for sustained performance (two or more years of 85% or higher adherence to all performance measures) in all three "Get With The Guidelines" modules for Stroke.
  • Regional Medical Center and Muncy Valley Hospital received VHA Pennsylvania Achieving Patient Care Excellence (APEX) Awards in 2010. Regional Medical Center was recognized for elimination of ventilator associated pneumonia and high scores in the Core Measures. Muncy Valley Hospital was recognized for eliminating symptomatic catheter associated hospital-acquired urinary tract infections.
  • Regional Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.  The award recognizes the Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients according to evidence-based guidelines.
  • Susquehanna Health is the recipient of the Press Ganey, Inc. "Journey of Improvement" certificate. This award acknowledges an improvement of 2.5 in mean score points for the "Likelihood to Recommend" question on the inpatient survey from January-March 2009.
  • Susquehanna Health was named Employer of Choice® on June 3, 2009. This recognition is presented to organizations that are dedicated to a higher level of employee relations resulting in higher employee satisfaction levels and workforce stability. Susquehanna Health also received the award in 2005 and according to Employer of Choice, Inc., only one percent of organizations receive the award more than once.
  • Susquehanna Health is listed as one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in PA for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • For nine out of the 11 times that it has been published, we have been named one of the nation's 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Healthcare Systems by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association.
  • Our Orthopedic Service was recognized in Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the national award winners according to the Top 100 Hospitals: Orthopedic Benchmarks for Success Study.
  • Money magazine lists Regional Medical Center and three of our surgeons, Rodwan K. Rajjoub, MD, FACS, Hani J. Tuffaha, MD and Ronald E. DiSimone, MD as among the best in the northeast for neck and back surgery.
  • Susquehanna Health was the recipient of the Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence from VHA, Inc. of Irving, TX. This was based on Regional Medical Center having no ventilator associated pneumonia cases over at least a six month period in our ICU.
  • Awarded "Most Improved" from The Most Wired Awards 2012.