Awards and Recognitions

St. Vincent's Medical Center, has earned national and regional recognition for the compassion of its staff, the commitment to patient satisfaction and the quality of its care. Our hospital staff are dedicated to your health, wellness and safety.

Recognitions, Accreditations and Specialties

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission on Healthcare Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

In addition, St. Vincent’s is certified as a Hip/Knee Joint Replacement Program and as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission & the State of Connecticut. St. Vincent’s was the 1st in New England to receive both certifications.


St. Vincent’s is proud to be the first hospital in Fairfield County and one of only six in Connecticut to achieve Magnet® recognition, the highest national honor for nursing excellence. 


St. Vincent’s was the first hospital in Fairfield County to receive Baby-Friendly designation from the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 


St. Vincent’s Breast Health Center was the first in the area to earn the Breast Center of Excellence distinction from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. 



In addition, St. Vincent’s received the highest level of accreditation awarded by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, the three-year Accreditation with Commendation and the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award. The Outstanding Achievement Award is granted to programs that have not only met standards set by the Commission on Cancer, but exceeded compliance ratings for all designated standards. 


St. Vincent's David H. Lobdell, MD, Laboratory successfully met the Laboratory Accreditation Program Standards for Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), considered the "gold standard" of laboratory accreditation.

Awards and Accolades

Received American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Heart Failure Quality Achievement Award in 2019.




Received American Heart Association Heart Failure Gold Plus Honor Roll, and Stroke Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite in 2018.


Received American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Stroke Quality Achievement Award in

2014, 2015, 2016 2017 and 2018.




Received American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Heart Failure Quality Achievement Award in 2016.

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Received National Cardiovascular Data Registry ACTION Registry-GWTG Award in 2016.