The 5 Rings Award

5 Rings Award

Countless numbers of people enter and exit hospitals on a 24/7 basis. Trust is essential.

The 5 Rings Award program recognizes a select group of hospitals each year that demonstrate the utmost commitment to creating a trusted, high-quality healthcare experience for patients and staff.

 

Meet the Winners

Congratulations to our winners of the 2018-2019 5 Rings Award.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital – St. Louis, MO

Barnes-Jewish Hospital – St. Louis, MO

A member of BJC HealthCare, Barnes-Jewish is an academic medical center affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll for “America’s Best Hospitals” for more than 25 consecutive years.

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Reading Hospital – Tower Health – West Reading, PA

Reading Hospital – Tower Health – West Reading, PA

Reading Hospital is the flagship, Magnet Recognized, acute care hospital of Tower Health. With a tradition of clinical excellence and a commitment to affordable costs, Reading performs nearly 19,000 surgical procedures a year and is home to many top-tier specialty care centers. It is recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, received a 5-Star Rating from CMS, and an ‘A’ Grade from Leapfrog for Patient Safety.

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Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital - Lifespan – Providence, RI

Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital – Lifespan – Providence, RI

Lifespan is a five-partner not-for-profit health system based in Providence, RI, formed in 1994. Rhode Island Hospital and its pediatric division, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, are among the teaching hospitals of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital – Fort Worth, TX

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital – Fort Worth, TX

Harris Methodist serves Fort Worth and surrounding communities with advanced medical treatments and an experienced staff that provides compassionate care.

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UAB Hospital – Birmingham, AL

UAB Hospital – Birmingham, AL

As the centerpiece of the UAB Health System, UAB Hospital is one of the largest and most advanced hospitals in the nation.

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Meet the 2015-2016 5 Rings Award Winners

Meet the 2015-2016 5 Rings Award Winners

Join us in congratulating the winners of the 2016 5 Rings Award

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Advocate – Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Chicago, IL

BJC – Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital – St. Peters, MO

Methodist Health System-Dallas – Methodist Richardson Medical Center – Richardson, TX

Trinity Health – St. Joseph Mercy Oakland – Pontiac, MI

Meet the 2014-2015 5 Rings Award Winners

Out of all the facilities reviewed, the following five facilities rose above the rest, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to safety and security.

Broward Health Medical Center

Broward Health Medical Center – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Founded in 1938, this facility is a 656-bed, not-for-profit hospital and part of the Broward Health system, one of the 10 largest health systems in the U.S. Hospital employees have embraced the vendor credentialing program and hold vendors accountable for following hospital rules. As part of this effort, clinicians will reject any product that has not been evaluated by the hospital’s new product committee and will cancel the order – even if it means cancelling a procedure.

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John Peter Smith Hospital

John Peter Smith Hospital – Fort Worth, Texas

A 537-bed, county-owned hospital and part of the JPS Health Network, this facility is an academic medical center with the largest family medicine residency program in the country. Ensuring professional visitors have the right credentials to work in the hospital is an essential part of the hospital’s patient safety program. Among other credentials, the facility requires TB testing, background checks, drug screens and training on HIPAA compliance and aseptic techniques.

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Pali Momi Medical Center

Pali Momi Medical Center – Aiea, Hawaii

This 126-bed, not-for-profit hospital is part of Hawaii Pacific Health, an integrated health system and the state’s largest healthcare provider. Pali Momi Medical Center was the first hospital in the state to implement a vendor credentialing system in 2006, even before it was required by The Joint Commission. Vendors have to meet a minimum compliance of 80 percent or they are banned from the hospital. To regain access, they have to meet with the hospital’s Reptrax coordinator to review hospital’s policies.

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Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center – Chicago, Illinois

This 479-bed, not-for-profit hospital is part of CHE Trinity Health. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center has the distinction of being Chicago’s first hospital — and its first teaching hospital. Employee engagement is integral to the program’s success and employees are trained to question anyone who doesn’t have an ID badge visible. To ensure that all employees are aware of the hospital’s vendor credentialing program, it is discussed during new employee orientations and is part of the hospital’s yearly “Annual Competency Fair.”

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St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor, Michigan

This 537-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital and Top 100 Hospital is part of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and CHE Trinity Health. Seasonal flu shots are not only mandatory for all hospital employees, but also for all third-party visitors. To help enforce its zero tolerance policy, the hospital uses the Reptrax system to ensure all professional visitors have received their flu shots and revokes the access of all professional visitors until they show they’ve had a flu shot.

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Meet the 2013-2014 5 Rings Award Winners

Out of all the facilities reviewed, the following five facilities rose above the rest, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to safety and security.

Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center – Boston, Massachusetts

The 496-bed academic medical center implemented its vendor credentialing program in 2008. Managed by BMC’s Purchasing Department, the success of this initiative depended on the close working relationship with the Pharmacy to help identify sales reps that may have the wrong type of badge or were calling upon physicians without an appointment.

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Ellis Hospital

Ellis Hospital – Operated by Ellis Medicine – Schenectady, New York

This 368-bed community hospital launched its vendor credentialing program in 2009. Key to the program’s success has been the cross-departmental involvement of the entire hospital – including its physicians, many of whom work closely with vendors. Ellis Hospital is part of Ellis Medicine, a 438-bed community and teaching healthcare system serving New York’s Capital Region.

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LDS Hospital

LDS Hospital – Operated by Intermountain Healthcare – Salt Lake City, Utah

The 496-bed academic medical center implemented its vendor credentialing program in 2008. Managed by BMC’s Purchasing Department, the success of this initiative depended on the close working relationship with the Pharmacy to help identify sales reps that may have the wrong type of badge or were calling upon physicians without an appointment.

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The Nebraska Medical Center

The Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, Nebraska

The 627-bed research and academic medical center implemented its vendor credentialing program in 2008 to better meet compliance requirements. In order to make the credentialing process less burdensome for area reps, the hospital coordinated with other hospitals in the region to select a vendor credentialing system to adopt.

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University of Cincinnati Medical Center

University of Cincinnati Medical Center – Operated by UC Health – Cincinnati, Ohio

Ranked one of the best hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report, this academic medical center and level one trauma hospital, with approximately 600 beds, implemented its vendor credentialing program in 2009 to improve the safety of its patients as well as its associates, clinicians and vendors. The combination of utilizing customized compliance reports, ongoing communication with vendors, and the dedication of UC Health staff, have proven instrumental to the program’s success.

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