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distinguished hospital awardIndiana's Only Distinguished Hospital Three Years Running

    Every day you inspire us to excel. You are the reason we're discovering new treatments that advance care today and promise hope for tomorrow. It's why we have been honored as Indiana's only distinguished Hospital and ranked Top 5% in the nation for overall clinical excellece and patient care for the third consecutive year. 

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​Awards & Honors 


Honors for our hospital system include:

  • Named a recipient of the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the 3rd consecutive year (2012-2014), placing the hospital in the Top 5 percent in the nation for overall care. Franciscan St. Francis in Indianapolis is also the only hospital in Indiana recognized by Healthgrades as a national leader for Overall Clinical Excellence, Patient Safety, and Patient Experience.
  • Blue Distinction Centers from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Franciscan St. Francis Health Mooresville:
  • 5-Star Rated for Treatment of Pneumonia (Healthgrades, 2012-14)
  • Gastrointestinal
  • 5-Star Rated for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction (Healthgrades, 2014)



Awards by Service Line

  • The American Cancer Society has recognized Franciscan St. Francis with a Five-Star Investor Award and a Five-Star Community Investor Award in the fight against cancer.
Critical Care
  • Top 5 percent in Nation for Critical Care (Healthgrades, 2013-14)
  • 5-Star Rated for Treatment of Sepsis (Healthgrades, 2013-14)
  • 5-Star Rated for Treatment of Respiratory Failure (Healthgrades, 2013-14)
  • 5-Star Rated for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies (Healthgrades, 2013-14)
  • Recipient of Critical Care Excellence Award (Healthgrades, 2013-14)
  • 5-Star Rated for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries (Healthgrades, 2012-14)
  • 5-Star Rated for Colorectal Surgeries (Healthgrades, 2012-14)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award (Healthgrades, 2013)
  • No. 4 for GI services in Indiana (Healthgrades, 2013)
  • 5-Star rated for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction, (Healthgrades, 2013)
  • Top 2% in the Nation for Heart Valve Repair, Replacement and Bypass Surgery* 
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Heart Services*
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Heart Surgery*
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures*
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services*
  • Indiana’s Only Hospital Named America’s 100 Best for Overall Heart Care, Heart Surgery and Coronary Interventions*
  • Indy’s Only 5-Star Rated Heart Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery Hospital (2012-14)
  • Indy’s Only 5-Star Rated Coronary Bypass Surgery Hospital*
  • 5-Star Rated for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2012-14)
  • 5-Star Rated for Heart Attack Care* 
  • Heart Care Excellence Award* 
  • Heart Surgery Excellence Award* 
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award*

(*Healthgrades, 2014)

  • The St. Francis Health Emergency Heart Attack Response Team (EHART), a dramatically faster method of treating a heart attack that  greatly improves the patient's chances of making a full recovery, has been recognized by the nation's top heart specialists and organizations—even earning a write-up in Circulation. In fact, the protocol has been requested by over 240 hospitals and heart experts across the country and the world.
  • Achieved the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s 2013 National Cardiovascular Data Registry-Get With the Gold Performance Achievement Award (2012-13).
  • Indiana’s only hospital awarded with the Get With The Guidelines®– Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). (Sept. 2013)
  • One of only 26 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s 2012 National Cardiovascular Data Registry-Get With the Gold Performance Achievement Award. (Aug. 2013)
  • Awarded the prestigious “Three-Star Rating” by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) (June 2013)
    • In Indiana, No. 1 in Orthopedic Surgery Program (CareChex, 2014)
    • Received highest rating for orthopedic care in Indiana (CareChex, 2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for three years in a row. (Heathgrades, 2012-14)
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