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Awards & Distinctions

Celebrating Excellence in Health Care

At Carondelet, we strive for excellence in health care. Our doctors, nurses and specialty programs and services have won numerous awards and distinctions for excellence and innovation. And while we don’t like to toot our own horn, we believe these honors speak volumes to the level of advanced care you can expect to receive when you walk through our doors. We celebrate just a few of these achievements below.

Excellence in Maternity Care

Maternity Care LogoSt. Joseph's and Holy Cross Hospitals have been recognized for quality maternity care by Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Centers for their proven expertise, high quality care and patient results as designated Maternity Centers in Southern Arizona.

Excellence in Breast Care

Carondelet’s awards and distinctions in breast care include:

  • NAPBC accreditation logoThe Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary's has received accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) representing the gold standard in quality for breast centers across the country - the highest recognition a breast center can receive. It is awarded by The American College of Surgeons to breast centers that voluntarily commit to providing the best possible care to patients.
  • Logo of Women's Choice Award for Best Breast CenterEarning the Women's Choice Award® for America's Best Hospitals Best Breast Center for 2017, is a testament to our ongoing commitment to families within our community. Our team of healthcare professionals puts your health and safety first, and works tirelessly to provide your family with the highest level of patient care.   

    This award is extra special to us because in addition to meeting the strictest level of healthcare criteria, we had to earn it from our community. In fact, only the hospitals that achieve a high level of patient satisfaction criteria from their patients, are eligible to earn the award... and we are so proud of that accomplishment.  Our unwavering commitment to providing the best healthcare is our most important pledge to you, and entrusting us with your healthcare needs is our greatest compliment. 

  • The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary’s is a Certified NQMBC Program Participant of The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program. This program is a national interactive quality initiative that allows breast centers to enter quality data, filter for comparisons and receive comparison reports on quality measures from other breast centers.

Excellence in Heart and Stroke Care

Excellence in heart and stroke care is a longstanding tradition at both St. Mary’s Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital.

  • Carondelet St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Hospitals are both accredited by the Society for Cardiovascular Care as Chest Pain Centers.
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  • TS2019ELITEplusGoldPLUS4CFor many years, Carondelet Health Network facilities have participated in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Get With The Guidelines programs for recognizing outstanding performance against established standards for patient care in the areas of stroke and heart disease. These awards are just one of the many achievements recognized by the American Heart and American Stroke Association dating back to 2012.
  • 2016 Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award
  • 2017 Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Gold Plus Achievement Award
  • The Carondelet Hospitals are nationally recognized for their commitment to high quality by the US World News for highly performing regional care in Heart Failure, and St. Joseph’s Hospital recognized also for COPD.

Excellence in Surgical Weight Loss

MBSAQIP LogoThe Surgical Weight Loss Center at St. Mary’s Hospital has been designated as an accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).


Excellence in Rehabilitation

Whether you come to us for in-patient or out-patient care, you can rest assured knowing that you team of experienced professionals are dedicated to high-quality care. At Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, our rehabilitation program has been recognized by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for both their cardio and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Additionally, The Inpatient Rehabilitation program at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital is by CARF International, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

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