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Awards and Accolades

President’s Award for Excellence, Providence Health & Services, 2013.

Healthgrades 2013 Patient Safety Excellence, top 10 percent in the nation, Healthgrades

Healthgrades 2013 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, top 15 percent in the nation, Healthgrades

Award of Excellence in Healthcare Quality, Qualis Health, 2013.

Excellent rating in surgery, Consumer Reports, 2013.

Center of Excellence for Stroke, 2013, Cigna.

Center of Excellence for Cardiac Pacemaker Implantation, 2013, Cigna

2013, 5 star rated for total knee replacement, Healthgrades

2012, 5 star rated and ranked in the top 5 hospitals in Washington State for gynecologic surgery, Healthgrades

2012 Smart Business Award, Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce

Awarded for Providence St. Mary Medical Center’s extensive efforts to be green and environmentally friendly, ranging from energy conservation to recycling to encouraging employees to walk or bike to work.

2012 Health and Wellness Award, Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce

Awarded for Providence St. Mary Medical Center’s efforts to promote the health and wellbeing of staff, including free health screenings, Weight Watchers at work, hiking club, Employee Health Department, heart healthy food options in the cafeteria and more.

2012 Partner for Change Environmental Excellence Award, Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the health care community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.

2012 Mission Leadership Award, Providence Health and Services

Providence St. Mary received the Mission Leadership Award for its work with The Health Center at Lincoln Alternative High School. Since 2008, Providence St. Mary has provided funding, supplies, furnishings and other assistance to The Health Center to help teens live healthier lives, which improves the chances they’ll stay in school and graduate. Watch a video about this work.

2011 Gold Award from the National Health Care Awards, the Aster Awards Program

Award for the “Get Your Back Back in Walla Walla” billboards featuring a massive blue man clutching his lower back. The Aster Awards Program honors health care marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in advertising.

2011 Sustained Improvement Award from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Critical Care Societies Collaborate

The Sustained Improvement Award for achievements in eliminating ventilator-associated pneumonia, among the national awards to recognize achievements in eliminating healthcare-associated infections, granted by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Critical Care Societies Collaborate.

2011 Great Washington Hospital Award, AdvisorMed

Awarded for care provided and high patient satisfaction ratings (based on HCAHPS and Core Measures).

2011 Center of Excellence, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Endoscopy unit recognized as a center of excellence for quality and safety by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

2010 US Department of Health Resources and Services

Administration grant for $346,000 for equipment (MRI).

2010 Partners in Learning Award, Walla Walla Public Schools

2010 Energy Star Designation by the US Environmental Protection Agency

Energy Star designation for the Providence St. Mary Billing Center for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection.

2010 Making Medicine Mercury-Free Award, Practice Greenhealth

Awarded for mercury reduction by Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for health care facilities committed to environmentally-responsible operations.

2010: Providence St. Mary Medical Center named one of the five safest hospitals in the state

Awarded by Hearst Newspapers, based on a study of patient outcomes performed by the Niagara Health Quality Coalition of New York.

2008-2009 Community Value Index Hospital, Cleverly + Associates

Named in 2008 and 2009 a national Community Value Index Hospital, in the top 20 percent in the nation for affordability by Cleverly + Associates.


Among the highest emergency department patient satisfaction scores throughout Providence system.


Recognized by Pacific Power for energy efficiency. Awarded $400,765.

March 6, 2008:

Recognized for excellence by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers in a statement read into the US congressional record.

2007 Community Value Index Top 100 Hospital, Cleverly + Associates

Named in 2007 a national Community Value Index Top 100 hospital for affordability by Cleverly + Associates.

2007: 100 Top Hospitals, Thomson

Named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation for overall excellence by Thomson.

2007 Premier | CareScience Select Practice National Quality Award

Award given to the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation with the best patient outcomes.