Recognition for Wellington Regional Medical Center
The Joint Commission Accredited
The Joint Commission accredits healthcare organizations which meet its rigorous performance standards for delivering safe, high quality care.
Certification as a Gluten-Free Food Service Program
Wellington Regional met the rigorous standards and expectations for safety required to achieve this honor. The food and nutrition team is proud to serve delicious meals for any diet preference on a daily basis and this designation portrays their commitment to provide quality food for patients.
Breast Care Awards
Designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology
Wellington Regional's Women's Imaging Center has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
Comprehensive Women's Imaging Center Accredited in Mammography by the American College of Radiology
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 Parameters 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 that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
Cardiovascular Services Awards
U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital for Heart Failure (2023-2024)
This award recognizes Wellington Regional Medical Center's commitment to a higher standard of care for heart failure. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.
American College of Cardiology (ACC) Chest Pain Center Accreditation - Primary PCI with Resuscitation
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Wellington Regional for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. The hospital was recently awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI and Resuscitation based on a rigorous on-site evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
American College of Cardiology/NCDR Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Chest Pain-MI Registry (2023)
This award recognizes Wellington Regional’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Wellington Regional 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.
Joint Commission Chest Pain Disease Specific Care Certification for the ER at Westlake
This certification recognizes the ER at Westlake for meeting clinical performance standards for targeted metrics as well as other compliance standards of The Joint Commission.
Laboratory Services Awards
Laboratory Accredited by the College of American Pathologists
Wellington Regional's laboratory is fully accredited and certified by the College of American Pathologists.
ER at Westlake Laboratory Accredited by the College of American Pathologists
The ER at Westlake's laboratory is fully accredited and certified by the College of American Pathologists.
Orthopedic Services Awards
The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement
This certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care. Wellington Regional underwent a rigorous onsite review to evaluate the hospital’s compliance with disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.
Stroke Services Awards
U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital for Diabetes (2023-2024)
This award recognizes Wellington Regional Medical Center's commitment to a higher standard of care for diabetes. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.
Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification by DNV
The DNV Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association®, and affirms that Wellington Regional addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. A Comprehensive Stroke Center can typically treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication and has a team ready to rapidly provide care.
AHA GWTG Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
Wellington Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Weight-Loss Surgery Awards
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accreditation
Wellington Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) through the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The accreditation process is a voluntary evaluation to identify that a bariatric surgical center is in accordance with national standards.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery Designation
The Wellington Regional Medical Center’s Weight Management Center has been recognized by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation – the recognition is part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.
Aetna Institutes of Quality (IOQ) Bariatric Center
Wellington Regional has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatment — including its cardiac medical intervention and cardiac rhythm programs.
Cigna Center of Excellence (COE) for Bariatric Surgery
Wellington Regional has been honored by Cigna Healthcare for superior care in bariatric surgery.
United Health Care – Optum Center of Excellence (COE) Bariatrics
Wellington Regional has been honored by United Health Care for excellence in bariatric services.
Wound Care Awards
Healogics Center of Distinction for the Wound Care Center (2022)
Wellington Regional Medical Center’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine has been recognized as a Center of Distinction by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of 92 percent over the past year. There were more than 600 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award.