Awards & Recognitions

There are no higher priorities at Huntsville Hospital than providing quality care and excellent service to our patients and their families. Our efforts are evaluated and confirmed by several outside organizations and agencies. Among our recent certifications, recognitions and awards are:

  • Full accreditation by The Joint Commission
  • U.S. News & Word Report recognizes Huntsville Hospital as the Best Regional HospitalNamed the best hospital in North Alabama, number two hospital in the state and rated "High Performing" in eight clinical areas -- abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement -- for 2020-21 by U.S. News and World Report
  • Healthgrades recognized Huntsville Hospital for the following clinical achievements:
    • America's 50 Best Cardiac Surgery (2015-2020)
    • Five-Star Distinction for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 13 years in a row (2008-2020)
    • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award (2014-2020)
    • Five-Star Distinction for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 3 years in a row (2017-2019)
    • Five-Star Distinction for Total Knee Replacement in 2019
  • Certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the American Stroke Association
  • Recognition by the American Heart and Stroke Associations for our implementation of the Get With The Guidelines program in the treatment of stroke, heart attack and heart failure patients
  • Named by Becker’s Review as “One of the Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation with Great Heart Programs”
  • One of two hospitals in Alabama given the highest rating for knee replacement surgery by Consumer Reports magazine
  • Awarded Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Blue Distinction Center+ recognition for cardiac care, knee and hip replacement, spine surgerybariatric surgery (gastric band and gastric stapling) and maternity care programs
  • Perfect scores on the inspections of the Breast Centers at Huntsville Hospital and Madison Hospital
  • Near perfect scores in the evaluation of the Laboratory, one of the largest and most technologically advanced laboratories in the U.S., by the College of American Pathology  
  • First in Alabama to be awarded advanced certification with The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) program
  • Named 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Beckers Healthcare