Jackson Hospital is well-known for providing exceptional, patient-centered care to those in our community. We have received many special awards and designations that highlight the technology and skill used throughout our hospital. From our Centers of Excellence to our Blue Distinction Center designations, Jackson Hospital is well equipped to take care of your entire family.
Fully Accredited by The Joint Commission
Jackson Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, and as such, agrees to undergo an unannounced accreditation survey by The Joint Commission at any time.
Joint Commission standards are the basis of an objective evaluation process that can help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The standards focus on important patient, individual, or resident care and organization functions that are essential to providing safe, high quality care. The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards set expectations for organization performance that are reasonable, achievable and surveyable.
Certified in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) surgery
A first in the state of Alabama, the Joint Commission has awarded Jackson Hospital with its gold seal of approval for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) surgery. Specialization in this area of vascular surgery means Jackson Hospital offers some of the most advanced care in the region. The certification awards the hospital's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.
Certified in Spinal Surgery
The Joint Commission has awarded Jackson Hospital with its gold seal of approval for spine surgery. Jackson Hospital is the 1st hospital in Alabama to receive this distinction. To earn the seal, the hospital demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for quality and safety in spine surgery. The certification awards the hospital's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
Certified in AMI (Heart Attack Care)
The Joint Commission has awarded Jackson Hospital with its gold seal of approval for heart attack care. To earn the seal, the hospital demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for quality and safety in heart attack care. The certification awards the hospital's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
Jackson Hospital is a recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. This achievement recognizes an organization's dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Jackson Hospital has demonstrated an uncompromising commitment to quality that has earned the confidence, respect, and trust of patients making a lifetime commitment to healthier living.
Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has awarded Jackson Hospital with Blue Distinction Center+ designation in Bariatric Surgery. Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery provide a full range of bariatric surgery care, including surgical care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care and patient education. These Centers have lower complication rates and fewer readmissions. To qualify as a Bariatric Surgery Blue Distinction Center, the facility must also be accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Only those facilities that meet nationally established, objective quality measures are considered for this important designation.
Advanced Primary Stroke Center
The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, has recognized Jackson Hospital with an Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization's dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Jackson Hospital's Primary Stroke Center Certification has demonstrated that their program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. Jackson Hospital is also recognized as a Level 2 Stroke Center in the state's Southeast Regional Pilot Acute Stroke System (SRPASS).
Blue Distinction Center+
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has awarded Jackson Hospital with two Blue Distinction Center+ designations in Spine Surgery and Hip and Knee Replacement. These recognitions are based on several factors including expertise of the medical team, the number of procedures performed, positive clinical outcomes and financial performance. Only those facilities that meet nationally established, objective quality measures are considered for this important designation.
Level 3 Trauma Center
Trauma centers are hospitals committed to providing a full range of care for severely injured patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Jackson Hospital participates in Alabama's Trauma System and is designated as a Level 3 Trauma Center.
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®
The Joint Commission's Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® recognizes accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that attain and sustain excellence in accountability measure performance. Jackson Hospital was recognized in the following areas:
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Surgical care
Medal of Honor Recipient for Organ Donation
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Jackson Hospital with a silver Medal of Honor for organ donation. Jackson Hospital works directly with the Alabama Organ Center and Donate Life America and is one of four hospitals in Alabama that received a medal of honor for achieving and sustaining national goals for donation, including a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors at the facilities.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Tier 1 Hospital
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has developed a tiered network of hospitals within the state of Alabama. Hospitals are categorized into 1 of 3 tiers, based on their performance in 3 primary areas of interest. Jackson Hospital is designated as Tier 1 and is recognized as having attained the highest level of compliance across these areas:
- Fiscal measures
- Quality measures
- Outcomes measures