Accreditation and Awards
American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index
The 2017 American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index recognizes companies that take significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. The Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented those workplace health best practices. Lake Health is proud to have earned a Bronze level recognition in the 2017 Workplace Health Achievement Index. Learn more.
Breast Center Accreditation
Lake Health's Breast Center has been granted a full three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
Primary Stroke Center Certification
Lake Health's TriPoint Medical Center and West Medical Center have earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Advanced Disease-Specific Certification as Primary Stroke Centers. Lake Health earned this distinction after the Joint Commission conducted an on-site review of each of the hospital’s acute stroke programs.
The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association's statements/guidelines for stroke care. The Joint Commission launched the program – the nation's first - in 2003.
Chest Pain Center Designation
ACC Accreditation Services has awarded Version 6 Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation to West Medical Center.
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. The goal of ACC Accreditation Services is to significantly reduce the mortality rate of these patients by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment and increase the effectiveness of treatment.
For more information on the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, visit www.scpcp.org.
Nationally-Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center
It is important to choose a bariatric surgery center that has a proven record of quality and safety. Lake Health’s Bariatric Surgery Center has been designated a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This national accreditation is awarded to hospitals and surgeons following a rigorous review process during which a program proves it meets the highest standards regarding facilities, staffing and protocols for care. Lake Health's Bariatric Surgery Center has earned the designation of an Aetna Institute of Quality for Bariatric Surgery and a Bariatric Surgery Blue Center of Distinction by Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. In addition, Dr. Ben-Meir has performed weight loss surgeries in Northeast Ohio longer than any other local surgeon, having completed more than 4,000 procedures with an outstanding safety record.
A Great Place to Work
In 2019, Lake Health was named one of the 99 best places to work in northeast Ohio for the eighteenth year in a row. The NorthCoast 99 award, presented every fall by the Employers Resource Council, identified top organizations in northeast Ohio that excel in areas such as compensation, benefits, health and safety, diversity, recruitment and retention, work/life, community services, training and education, and employee communication.
A Fit-Friendly Company
Lake Health has received the Gold Fit-Friendly award from the American Heart Association for championing the health of employees by creating a culture of wellness in the workplace. "Gold-level" recognition is for companies that fulfill criteria such as offering employees physical activity support; increasing healthy food in cafeterias and vending machines; promoting a wellness culture; and implementing a designated number of activities in physical fitness, nutrition and cultural areas.