OSF St. Mary Medical Center

Galesburg, Illinois

Awards & Certifications

2017 Ozzie Award for Achieving Culture Change and Growth

OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center was awarded the 2017 Silver Ozzie Award for overcoming obstacles and achieving cultural change and growth. Partners In Leadership, the Accountability Training and Culture Change Company, awarded the 2017 Silver Ozzie Award in the healthcare category to OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center, an Illinois acute care hospital dedicated to providing the best care for every patient. The Ozzie Awards celebrate organizations that demonstrate excellence in accountability, leadership and culture through implementation of Partners In Leadership programs. Click here  for more information.

Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Excellence Award

OSF St. Mary Medical Center received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Excellence Award. Heathgrades recognizes hospitals that provide an overall outstanding patient experience in delivering a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay-as reported by patients. These hospitals are in the top 15% in the nation for overall patient experience.

Healthgrades evaluates patient experience performance by applying a scoring methodology to 10 patient experience measures, from a 32-question survey of the hospital's own patients. Click Here  for more information.

Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award

OSF St. Mary Medical Center received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Heathgrades recognizes hospitals for their excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay. These hospitals are in the tope 10% in the nation for patient safety.

Patient Safety measures how well a hospital prevents injuries, infections and other serious conditions based on 14 serious, potentially preventable adverse events. Click here  for more information.

SleepSite Quality Certified

The SleepSite Program is designed to ensure health plans and provider networks that none of the patients will be subjected to sleep studies by sites that do not meet a set of minimum criteria for quality including equipment standards, safety procedures and qualified personnel. OSF St. Mary Medical Center is SleepSite Qualified.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

To help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) designated OSF St. Mary Medical Center in March 2016 as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation.

Blue Distinction® hospitals meet requirements regarding evidence-based practices of care, programs to promote successful breastfeeding, overall patient satisfaction including a willingness to recommend the hospital to others, and achievements in cost efficiency. Click here for more information.

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Ill., has been named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in the United States. The honor comes from iVantage, company specializing in health analytics and performance benchmarking nationally.

Only four hospitals in Illinois were named to this list, meaning OSF HealthCare makes up 50% of the Top Rural & Community Hospitals in the state. Click here for more information.

The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 by the Business Roundtable and has support from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Leapfrog's mission is to trigger giant leaps forward in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care by: supporting informed health care decisions by those who use and pay for health care; and, promoting high-value health care through incentives and rewards. For more information, visit The Leapfrog Group .

Hospital Safety Score

In the Spring 2017 score update, OSF St. Mary Medical Center was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score. Scores range from A, B, C, D, and F, and are released every six months

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. To earn and maintain accreditation, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years.

Top Performer Recognition from Joint Commission

OSF St. Mary was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. OSF St. Mary is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

2015 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospital

iVantage Health Analytics named OSF St. Mary as a 2015 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospital, one of only 18 Illinois hospitals to receive this national designation. 

The 2015 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospitals, including OSF St. Mary Medical Center, highlights top performing hospitals rated as part of iVantage’s Hospital Strength INDEX™ .

The hospital strength index is the industry’s most comprehensive ratings system, leveraging publically available data. Hospitals are measured across nine equally weighted pillars of performance encompassing 56 different metrics.

2015 Women’s Choice Award for Obstetrics

OSF St. Mary Medical Center has received the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® ranking among America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. The distinction is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital, including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.

The Women’s Choice Award is the first national award based on the recommendations and preferences of women.

Hospitals qualify for this highly selective annual list of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics based on a proprietary scoring process that incorporates a national, standardized survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), as well as an analysis that weighs criteria identified as the most important to women for patient satisfaction.

Illinois Performance Excellence Bronze Award

OSF St. Mary Medical Center of Galesburg, Illinois is a recipient of the 2013 Bronze Award for "Commitment of Excellence" for demonstrating that senior leaders' actions guide and sustain the organizations, and the use of systematic approaches to improve key work processes.

Recipients of the ILPEx Bronze Award go to those organizations which have demonstrated earnest efforts to adopt and apply continuous improvement principles, following the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.

About Illinois Performance Excellence

Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) empowers organizations to understand and use the framework of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, moving to a systematic management framework which translates into alignment and sustainability.

As a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, ILPEx's mission is to advance Illinois organizations' capability and knowledge of performance excellence by delivering consultation, instruction and assessments within the framework of the Criteria for Performance Excellence.

Four Illinois organizations have been honored with the prestigious Baldrige National Quality Award, they are: Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital - 2010; Community Consolidated School District 15 - 2003; Motorola Commercial, Government & Industrial Solutions Sector - 2002; Motorola. Inc. - 1988.

For more information on how your organization can benefit from services provided by Illinois Performance Excellence, visit them online or call 630-637-1595 extension 1.

For more information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, visit www.nist.gov/baldrige/.

Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital (ESRH) from the Illinois Department of Public Health

Stroke designation for OSF St. Mary Medical Center now allows local access to the care needed beginning the moment they enter the hospital to the time the lifesaving drug is administered within the recommended 60 minute treatment window. ”

In 2009, the Illinois General Assembly passed MB2244, allowing the creation of stroke systems of care in Illinois. The law identifies hospitals capable of providing emergent stroke care and directs EMS to transport possible acute stroke patients to these hospitals.

If, however, the closest hospital has not received its Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital designation, EMS personnel may divert that patient to the next closest designated hospital.  With our local hospital designated, it now means stroke patients can receive high quality treatment right here in their own community.

In response, the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) created its Stroke Initiative in March of 2010 to increase the number of small and rural hospitals achieving the designation.  The initiative has received international attention for its success in treating stroke patients in the rural areas of Illinois.

American College of Radiology Accreditations

In September 2013,OSF St. Mary Medical Center was awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.