Awards & Recognition


HG_Five_Star_for_Total_Hip_Replacement_Image_2017Orthopeadics: Five star recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 3 years in a Row (2015-2017)


Critical Care: Five- Star recipient for treatment of Sepsis for 11 years in a Row (2007-2017)

The Tri-City Herald's People's Choice Award

tcpcKadlec is honored to be selected by our community as the Tri-City Herald’s Peoples Choice Best Hospital and Best Company to Work For in 2015 and Best Hospital in 2016. 2016 marks the fourth year in a row Kadlec has received the Best Hospital award.

Joint Commission as a Top Performer

keyKadlec has been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013. This achievement demonstrates Kadlec’ s commitment to assuring that evidence-based interventions are delivered in the right way and at the right time. Kadlec Regional Medical Center is recognized for the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Health Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care

Diabetes Educator of the Year

Carrie Swift, Certified Diabetes Educator, received a national award of Diabetes Educator of the Year in 2013 from the Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  DCE is one of the largest Academy practice groups with almost 6,000 members.

Best of 2013 Respiratory Care Departments

award_respitoryKadlec Regional Medical Center's Respiratory Department was recognized as one of the Best of 2013 Respiratory Care Departments in the nation by RT Magazine, a professional journal for respiratory care providers.  Recipients were nominated by physicians, peers and patients.


Joint Commission certification in hip and knee replacement

certKadlec’s Joint Care Center received the Joint Commission certification in hip and knee replacement. Kadlec is the first hospital in the Tri-Cities to receive this certification.

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

Achieving Joint Commission certification in joint replacement for hip and knee means we are taking a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.

Emergency Nurse’s Association Lantern Award

enaThe Emergency Nurses Association has announced that Kadlec Regional Medical Center was one of 20 recipients of the first annual Lantern Awards. The Lantern Award is given to emergency departments that exemplify exceptional and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. 2011-2014.

Grade A in Hospital Safety

Agrade2Kadlec Regional Medical Center has been awarded a grade A in hospital Safety for delivering outstanding results in patient safety for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016  by the Leapfrog Group. This award is a testament to Kadlec’s priority to patient care and safety. Visit for more information.

See how Kadlec was rated in Consumer Reports

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Transforming Care At the Bedside

Kadlec Regional Medical Center is one of 32 hospitals across the country participating in the second phase of a study designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute for Health Care Improvement. This new phase began in 2009 and is a two-year program.

Architectural Award

We are pleased to announce that the Kadlec Regional Medical Center Don and Lori Watts Pediatric Unit project (submitted by Curtis Group Architects) has been selected as a featured Building of America Award case study. The case study will appear on the homepage at Each project featured will show how it is making a difference for its community.

Best In Class Employer


HR Solutions, a company that conducts employee surveys and is endorsed by the American Hospital Association, has awarded Kadlec a “Best in Class” seal for its high ratings in employee satisfaction. Kadlec scored in the top 10% of attracting, engaging and empowering employees. That translates into motivated employees providing optimum care for patients.