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At Butler Health System, our focus is on high-quality care in the most affordable setting. From focusing on improving the patient experience to continuing excellence with our clinical outcomes, we strive to make all of our experiences the very best that they can be.

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Awards & Accolades

  • Newsweek's Best Maternity Hospital 2020-2022 - Butler Memorial Hospital was named to Newsweek’s 2022 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group. Best Maternity Care Hospitals were first designated in 2020.
  • Straight "A" Rating for Hospital Safety 2017-2022 - The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating focused exclusively on hospital safety. Its A, B, C, D or F letter grades are a quick way for consumers to choose the safest hospital to seek care.
  • Leapfrog Group Top Hospital 2021 - Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Butler Memorial Hospital was named a Top General Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive.
  • American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation - Butler Health System ensures that patients who arrive at the hospital complaining of chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack receive the treatment necessary during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved. BHS has enhanced the quality of care for the ACS patient and has demonstrated its commitment to higher standards.
  • National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR*) Action Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award - Butler Health System has demonstrated sustained achievement in the ACTION Registry for eight consecutive quarters and has performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.
  • Primary Stroke Certification - HFAP is a nationally recognized not-for-profit accreditation organization with deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This designation recognizes the hospital’s commitment to excellence in the care, stabilization and treatment of stroke patients.
  • Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke, & Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award - We’re proud to be recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for our active involvement in Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke, & Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, a program designed to help hospitals make sure patients get the benefits of the latest scientific guidelines-based treatment.
  • PA Department of Health Stroke Center Designation - The Stroke Center designation from the PA DOH promotes a culture of excellence at the hospital and gives the community we serve confidence in the quality of stroke care received at our facility.
  • UPMC Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence - UPMC has recognized Butler Health System for our low complication rates, recognized that BHS facilities and orthopedic surgeons demonstrate high-quality outcomes, and optimal patient experience for UPMC Health Plan members.
  • Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation - Butler Health System has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology.
  • Chest Pain Center Accreditation - Butler Health System has been named a Chest Pain Center with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). This program has received a three-year accreditation and is subject to an ongoing process of performance improvement.
  • BHS and Wellbe Awarded HHS Grant for Diabetes Self Management - The United States Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $200,000 grant to Butler Health System and Madison, WI based-Wellbe as part of the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program to support diabetes self-management using online patient engagement. The project will serve rural areas of Butler, Clarion, Lawrence, and Venango counties with an innovative diabetes support and education system coordinated by Butler Health System and in partnership with Clarion Hospital and Seneca Medical Center.
  • American Heart Association Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award - Butler Health System has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite. This award recognized the hospital's commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. To receive this award, hospitals must achieve 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12 month periods and achieved 75% or higher compliance with 5 of 8 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality measures.
  • 100 Top Hospitals Award by IBM Watson Health 2018 - For a third year, Butler Health System was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. list based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. Click here to learn more about this recognition.
  • 100 Top Hospitals Everest Award by IBM Watson Health 2018 - As an Everest award winner, Butler Memorial Hospital is one of only 13 hospitals in the nation that has simultaneously set the national benchmark for both balanced excellence in a single year, as well as greatest improvement over five consecutive years. Click here to learn more about this recognition.
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