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.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Surgery Center of Excellence
Jackson Hospital is the first hospital in Alabama to receive the gold seal of approval for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) surgery from The Joint Commission. 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.
Jackson Hospital vascular surgeons and other doctors in a wide array of specialties collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. This collaborative approach means doctors can evaluate you and develop a treatment plan.
Jackson Hospital also uses the most current imaging tests to accurately diagnose abdominal aortic aneurysms, including MRIs, abdominal ultrasounds, and CT scans. Finding the AAA before it ruptures is ideal. Depending on the size and location of the aneurysm, our surgeons will repair or remove damaged tissue using either endovascular surgery or open surgery.
Spine Surgery Center of Excellence
Jackson Hospital is the first hospital in Alabama to receive the gold seal of approval for spine surgery from The Joint Commission. 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.
At our Advanced Spine Center, our staff offers comprehensive care for patients with neck and back problems. We utilize some of the latest treatment options, including minimally invasive procedures for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. All of this gives our patients the support they need to end years of chronic back pain issues.
AMI (Heart Attack Care) Center of Excellence
Jackson Hospital was the first hospital in Alabama to be awarded the gold seal of approval for heart attack care from The Joint Commission. 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.
Our critical care team of expert physicians and nurses are ready to provide a wide range of life-saving cardiac care to our patients, including those who’ve suffered heart attacks. Our Heart Center boasts innovative technology, allowing our team to quickly evaluate, diagnose, and treat heart attack patients precisely and accurately 24 hours a day.
Our cardiac-care team is comprised of highly trained experts who are ready to provide a full range of high-quality cardiovascular services. We are ready to intervene when patients’ need immediate diagnosis and care, but we also offer preventative services, including wellness programs and patient education.
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
Jackson Hospital is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. 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.
At Jackson Hospital, our Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence is designed to provide outstanding care to all of our patients. Our dedicated and specialized surgeons, nurses, and support staff are committed to helping our patients achieve their weight loss goals through bariatric surgery. We’re leading the way by offering the latest minimally invasive weight loss surgery options.
Stroke Center of Excellence
The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Jackson Hospital with 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.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and it’s a leading cause of disability. When it comes to stroke treatment, seconds count. From the moment of admission through discharge, our first-rate, dedicated care team works together to provide consistently exceptional patient care, as quickly as we can. In fact, we have a rapid response stroke team available 24/7 to evaluate and treat anyone who might be having a stroke.
Blue Distinction Center+
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has awarded Jackson Hospital with two Blue Distinction Center+ designations in Bariatric Surgery, Maternity Care, 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.
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.
Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care demonstrate expertise and a commitment to quality care for vaginal and cesarean section deliveries. These Centers demonstrate better overall patient satisfaction and a lower percentage of early elective deliveries.
Blue Distinction Centers+ for Spine Surgery provide comprehensive inpatient spine surgery services; including discectomy, fusion and decompression procedures. These Centers have lower readmission rates and fewer reoperations.
Blue Distinction Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement have demonstrated expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries. These Centers have lower complication rates and fewer hospital readmissions.
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).
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