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Quality Care and Patient Safety

Sharon Regional is fully-accredited by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years.

Award Winning Patient Safety

Sharon Regional Quality Awards and Accreditations Recent Awards and Recognitions:

AETNA Institute of Quality for Heart Attack Treatment

Heart Attack Silver Performance Achievement Award
American College of Cardiology Foundation

• Designated STEMI Heart Attack Treatment Hospital for Mercer, Lawrence, and Crawford counties
EMMCO, West Inc.

• America’s Top Cardiologists: Ronnie Mignella, M.D.
Consumer’s Research Council

• America’s Top Surgeons:
Gary Marrone, M.D. - Cardiovascular
Consumer’s Research Council

• Achievement of Recognition in Cardiovascular and/or Stroke Care
Cardiologists James Ryan, M.D., Jose Millan, M.D., Ronnie Mignella, M.D., Michael Burley, M.D., Nicola Nicoloff, M.D., J. Ronald Mikolich, M.D., and Brandon Mikolich, M.D.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

• Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Advanced Certification
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Radiation Oncology Accreditation (Cancer Care Center)
American College of Radiology

• Emergency Department Operational Excellence
Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

• Achieving Patient Care Excellence: Leading Performer in Falls Prevention
VHA Mid-Atlantic Region

• Gold Star Quality Achievement Award: Demonstrated Excellence in Reducing Readmissions
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

• Gold Achievement: Fit-Friendly Workplace
American Heart Association

• 100% Pass Rate: School of Nursing – NCLEX-RN
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses

PET/CT Scanning Recognized for High Practice Standards
Sharon Regional  was awarded a three-year accreditation in PET/CT scanning by the American College of Radiology for achieving high practice standards after a peer review.

Heart and Vascular Institute Surgical and Interventional Outcomes Exceed National Standards
Sharon Regional's most recent Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology Outcomes Report shows that patient outcomes in these two areas exceed quality standards above and beyond the national standards established by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American College of Cardiology.