Quality Awards and Distinctions

St. John Health System is dedicated to improving the health and well being of our patients.

We regularly review quality of care, patient safety and patient satisfaction data to ensure we are meeting nationally recognized standards. We also continually focus on quality measures that impact patient outcomes. As part of an integrated system, our hospitals are designed to treat patients in the care setting most appropriate to their condition.  Here is a listing of some of our recent awards and distinctions.

St. John Medical Center

St. John Medical Center Named No. 1 Hospital in Oklahoma by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-2018

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. St. John Medical Center received a high performing rank for: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

St. John Breast Center Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology

A Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Center recognizes accreditation in mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast MRI.  St. John Medical Center was the first in Northeastern Oklahoma to earn this prestigious distinction.

St. John Heyman Stroke Center Named Comprehensive Stroke Center by Joint Commission

As the only Joint Commission-certified comprehensive stroke center in eastern Oklahoma, we stand ready 24/7 to deliver advanced stroke care. 

St. John Heyman Stroke Center Awarded Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Elite Award from the American Heart Association

This award honors hospitals that meet measures to reduce the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the "clot-buster" tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to treat ischemic strokes.

St. John Medical Center Trauma Center Verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons

This achievement recognizes the trauma program’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. Ours is the only American College of Surgeons-verified trauma program in northeastern Oklahoma. 

Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute MD Anderson Cancer Network® Certified Member

In June 2014, St. John Medical Center became Oklahoma’s first and only certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. When St. John launched Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute in March 2016, the new organization underwent certification and is now part of the collaboration. MD Anderson is world-renowned for its pioneering, evidence-based clinical guidelines, treatment plans and best practices. Through this unique affiliation, St. John and Oklahoma Cancer Specialists provide local access to nationally ranked cancer-fighting expertise. 

St. John Transplant Center Receives Five-Star Program Rating by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

The St. John Transplant Center is the recipient of the only five-star program rating in Oklahoma by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), the highest possible rating. SRTR, a national resource for organ transplantation analysis and data, assesses the outcomes of centers that perform liver, heart, lung, kidney and kidney-pancreas transplants. SRTR evaluates patients who live with a functioning transplanted organ one year after the transplant, then assigns a score. The St. John Transplant Center is a regional kidney transplant program serving patients in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri.  The center performed a record number of kidney transplants (49) in 2017. Forty-four transplants were performed in 2016. 

St. John Medical Center Receives CORE Certification from the International Geriatric Fracture Society

St. John Medical Center is the only facility in Oklahoma to be recognized with CORE certification by the International Geriatric Fracture Society. The certification recognizes organizations who decrease variability of care, increase quality and improve patient outcomes in geriatric fracture care.

St. John Medical Center Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

St. John Medical Center received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2019. St. John Medical Center is one of only 86 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that it has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

Jane Phillips Medical Center (Bartlesville)

Jane Phillips Named a Top 100 Hospital

Jane Phillips Medical Center was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.

Jane Phillips Medical Center Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

The award recognizes Jane Phillips’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Jane Phillips has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. 

Jane Phillips Receives Mission: Lifeline Awards

Jane Phillips was recognized as a recipient of Mission: Lifeline® Gold-Plus Receiving Award and Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Silver Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association. Jane Phillips earned the awards by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital, directly or by transfer from another facility.

Jane Phillips Medical Center Diabetes and Nutrition Center Self-Management Education Program Recognized by American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Associates requires meeting 10 comprehensive performance standards to maintain recognition: internal structure, external input, access, indicators, instructional staff, curriculum, individualization, ongoing support, patient progress and quality improvement.

Jane Phillips Medical Center Earns Excellence in Healthcare Awards from Professional Research Consultants

Jane Phillips Medical Center received a 5-star award from healthcare market research firm Professional Research Consultants for outpatient surgery services 2018-19. The award recognizes this department’s overall quality of care.

St. John Broken Arrow

Five-Star Quality Rating from CMS

St. John Broken Arrow was recently awarded a five-star rating, the highest achievement level possible, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide by CMS, only 293 received a five-star rating. The hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures across seven areas of quality – including safety of care, effectiveness of care, and patient experience – into a single star rating for each hospital.  

TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award

St. John Broken Arrow received a TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award. TMF is the Texas Medical Foundation, a CMS quality improvement organization. This award recognizes hospitals in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Out of 557 hospitals only 50 hospitals received the Silver Award.

St. John Broken Arrow Among Best in Knee and Hip Replacement by U.S. News & World Report

St. John Broken Arrow has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. St. John Broken Arrow earned a “High Performing” rating in Hip and Knee Replacements, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for hip and knee replacement care.

St. John Broken Arrow Earns Excellence in Healthcare Awards from Professional Research Consultants

St. John Broken Arrow received awards from healthcare market research firm Professional Research Consultants for 2018-19. The awards include:

  • Top Performer Award for overall quality of care in its Joint Replacement Unit
  • 5-Star patient satisfaction award (Top 10% Nationally) in its Medical/Surgical Unit
  • 5-Star patient satisfaction award (Top 10% Nationally) in its Inpatient Services Unit
  • 5-Star patient satisfaction award (Top 10% Nationally) in its Joint Replacement Unit  
  • 4-Star patient satisfaction award (Top 25% Nationally) for overall quality of care in its Emergency Department 

For more information on how these star ratings are calculated, visit https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/Data/Overview.html.

St. John Owasso

St. John Owasso named one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals 

For the third year in a row, St. John Owasso has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, identifies 100 top-performing hospitals based on publicly available data and a balanced look at clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.  In 2019, there were only three hospitals in the state of Oklahoma to receive this distinction.

St. John Owasso Earns Excellence in Healthcare Awards from Professional Research Consultants

St. John Owasso received awards from healthcare market research firm Professional Research Consultants for 2018-19. The awards include:

  • 5-Star patient satisfaction award (Top 10% Nationally) for overall quality of care in its Emergency Department
  • 5-Star patient satisfaction award (Top 10% Nationally) in its Medical/Surgical Unit
  • 5-Star patient satisfaction award (Top 10% Nationally) in its Inpatient Services Unit

For more information on how these star ratings are calculated, visit https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/Data/Overview.html.