Quality Awards 

North Shore Medical Center is committed to constantly improving our quality through independently documented measures of our performance.

North Shore Medical Center has earned these awards and distinctions:

Stroke Care:

Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award



North Shore Medical Center is ranked among the Top 10% in the Nation for treatment of stroke in 2011-2012 by Healthgrades.



Get With The Guidelines Awards:

This American Heart Association program is designed to improve patient outcomes and save lives by promoting evidence-based treatments.

  • Gold Performance Achievement Award for Heart Failure Treatment
  • Gold Performance Achievement Award for Coronary Artery Disease
  • Gold Performance Achievement Award for Stroke

Get With the Guidelines



The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving at least two years of 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines program quality indicators to improve quality of patient care outcomes.




Other Awards and Distinctions:

Six CIGNA Quality Designations for Caesarean Section, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, Adult Pneumonia, Vaginal Delivery, and Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal given for meeting rigorous quality Criteria based on recognized medical standards.

FMQAI Performance Achievement Award: In February 2007, North Shore qualified for the initial phase of Florida Medical Quality Assurance Inc., statewide Performance Improvement Recognition Program. We are among 34 acute care and critical access hospitals to receive this certification and recognition. North Shore has now attained the first level of criteria for the final FMQAI Performance Achievement Award.

In addition to becoming certified as a Medicare Quality improvement Organization collaborating hospital in the initial phase, North Shore has:

  • Continuously submitted and publicly reported the full Hospital Quality Alliance measure set since 4th quarter 2005
  • Achieved a minimum of 80% data validation for all quarters
  • Achieved a minimum of 50% reduction in failure rate in these categories with these results – acute myocardial infarction 100%, heart failure 92.32%, pneumonia 96.62%.