Awards & Recognition

St. John Health System has been honored with an array of awards and recognitions for the care we provide and our commitment to the community.


St. John Health System

St. John Health System was honored as the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services’ Community Partner of the Year. St. John was recognized for Project SEARCH, an on-the-job training program that helps Oklahoma high school seniors with disabilities develop marketable skills and confidence.

St. John Health System was the second highest Tulsa-area fundraiser for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in 2012, raising more than $55,117. St. John Health System increased donations from 2010 by 77 percent, and was inducted into the American Heart Association $50,000 club.

The Oklahoma Hospital Association recognized Ann Walton, director of the St. John Siegfried Health Club, and Mark Hildebrand, head of St. John Sapulpa Rehabilitation Services, with 2012 Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards are given annually to those whose exemplary leadership and dedication have significantly enhanced patient care, their organizations or their communities.

St. John Medical Center

St. John Medical Center was ranked as a top Oklahoma hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-2013 Best Hospitals rankings. It was also named a 2012 Consumer Choice Award Winner by the National Research Corporation.

St. John Medical Center was also named by Oklahoma Magazine as one of the state’s “Best of the Best” hospital facilities.

St. John Broken Arrow

St. John Broken Arrow was recognized as a Det Norske Veritas (DNV)-accredited hospital after its inspection by the international organization’s review group. DNV’s accreditation is based on strict quality standards and signifies adherence with the Medicare Conditions of Participation, and integration with the ISO 9001 quality management system.

Centers of Excellence

St. John Heart Institute

St. John Cardiac Rehabilitation

St. John Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program was named a certified program through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The designation recognizes the efforts of St. John in the continued promotion of health and preventing disease.

Cardiovascular Imaging

St. John Heart Institute Cardiovascular Imaging (CVI) was reaccredited for a three-year term in both peripheral vascular and echocardiography labs. CVI passed a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) and the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).

St. John Heyman Stroke Center

The St. John Heyman Stroke Center is recognized annually at the International Stroke Conference as the top stroke care provider in eastern Oklahoma. St. John is part of a nationally elite group to receive the most prestigious accolades from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission: the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Award and comprehensive stroke center certification.

The Heyman Stroke Center has earned five consecutive Gold Plus Awards, which applaud consistently high adherence to core treatment guidelines, and has been listed on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll for four consecutive years for excellence in door-to-treatment times, which fall well below the national average of other stroke care providers. The new Elite Plus level of the Target: Stroke Honor Roll is reserved for hospitals with door-to-treatment times within 60 minutes for at least 75 percent of applicable patients and within 45 minutes for at least 50 percent of applicable patients — the most rigorous standards in stroke treatment.

The Heyman Stroke Center is the first comprehensive stroke center in eastern Oklahoma and one of only 84 nationwide. The certification, presented to only the nation's top health care providers, reflects St. John's ability and commitment to treat even the most complex strokes.

The stroke team received a national Power Award in 2011 from AHA/ASA. Power to End Stroke is an aggressive education and awareness campaign that embraces and celebrates the culture, energy, creativity and lifestyles of African Americans. It unites African Americans to reduce the high incidence of stroke within their communities.

St. John LaFortune Cancer Center

In 2014, LaFortune Cancer Center physicians gained access to the latest clinical standards and treatment protocols available anywhere in the world when St. John Medical Center became a certified member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. St. John is the first and only certified member in Oklahoma.

The rehabilitation department boasts the first STAR Program certification in Oklahoma, designed to help cancer survivors treat and cope with debilitating side effects caused by treatments.

The LaFortune Cancer Center was recognized by the American Cancer Society as a Cancer Prevention Study 3 epidemiology research program partner. The CPS3 follows the health of participants for more than 20 years to better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.

The LaFortune Cancer Center is accredited by both The Joint Commission and the American College of Surgeons. The program received accreditation in 1949, the oldest in the state.

In 2012, the LaFortune Cancer Center hosted northeastern Oklahoma’s first mini Relay for Life benefiting the American Cancer Society. The St. John Mini Relay for Life is now an annual event.

The LaFortune Cancer Center team was recognized as "Rookie Team of the Year" at the 2011 American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

St. John Center for Women’s Health

St. John Center for Women’s Health and its LifeStart program were voted #1 by readers of TulsaKids Magazine. In 2012, you named us Favorite pre- & post-partum classes, favorite place to have a baby and favorite hospital.

St. John Breast Center

The St. John Breast Center is Tulsa’s only imaging center to be named Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR recognizes breast-imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). Peer-review evaluations, conducted by board-certified physicians and trained medical physicists, determined that St. John Breast Center achieved high standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

St. John Siegfried Health Club

St. John Siegfried Health Club was named as one of Oklahoma Magazine’s “Best of the Best” in the health club category.



The Oklahoma chapter of the March of Dimes awarded St. John Health System nurses Larcile White, Megan Gregg and Kelly Spann the 2011 Oklahoma March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award. Six additional St. John Health System nurses were award finalists, including Sunny Bray, Donna Longfield, Mary Martin, Gaye Rotramel, JoAnn Rushenberg and Brenda Sanders.


St. John Medical Center was officially accredited by the American College of Radiology in PET, nuclear medicine and ultrasound. The St. John Radiology location at 81st and Memorial was recognized as American College of Radiology accredited in CT, MRI, ultrasound and mammography.

St. John Green Team

The St. John Health System received the 2011 Blue/Green Giant Award at the Tulsa Business Journal's second-annual Blue/Green Awards. St. John won for Green Team and maintenance facility programs of recycling, and energy and material use reduction.