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Recognition – Quality Awards

Quality Awards2024-07-01T15:53:49-04:00



The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. Its certifications are crucial as they represent a commitment to maintaining specific performance and quality standards, which enhances patient safety and care quality. CentraState has received the following certifications:

  • Heart Failure Certification
  • Palliative Care Certification
  • Stroke Certification
  • Total Joint Certification
  • Wound Care Certification


CentraState is one of only six emergency departments in New Jersey  and one of only 53 nationally to earn the coveted Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association. The Lantern Award showcases CentraState emergency department’s accomplishments in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care, in addition to demonstrating exceptional and innovative leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research performance.

Lantern Award


CentraState Medical Center is one of only 2 percent of hospitals nationwide to achieve Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program.® Only 8 percent of the approximate 5,800 hospitals in the U.S. hold Magnet designation, so a four-time designation is an elite accomplishment.

Research shows that Magnet-recognized organizations consistently outperform organizations that have not achieved Magnet status. They have better patient care outcomes and higher patient satisfaction. Magnet-designated organizations are known for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice.

View the 2022 Nursing Annual Report

Magnet Recognized Awards


CentraState Healthcare System announced that it was named a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation. Certification is a significant achievement based on validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven For All™ methodology.

Great Place to Work Award


Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have selected CentraState Healthcare System for the 2023 Fortune Best Workplaces in Health Care™ List. This year marks CentraState’s first time to be named to this prestigious list, ranking #39 among a coveted list of only 40 Large companies (1,000+ employees) selected nationally. Earning a spot means that CentraState is one of the best companies to work for in the country.


The Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons, recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient-centered care. The Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState was awarded three-year reaccreditation with commendation, a distinction given only to facilities that exceed standard requirements. The Star and Barry Tobias Women’s Health Center was also granted three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, exemplifying a firm commitment to offering patients every significant advantage in the battle against breast cancer. Both accreditations were awarded after a voluntary, rigorous evaluation process.



The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award recognizes excellent evidence-based care for stroke patients. CentraState has earned this designation for the past seven years, and is also among an elite group of hospitals earning the association’s Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll for improving stroke care.

Stroke Honor Role


For the eleventh time, CentraState Healthcare System has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired health care organizations, according to The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.

Most Wired


U.S. News & World Report evaluates nearly 16,000 nursing home facilities across the country to help families find the best match for a loved one. The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center at CentraState was recognized two years in a row as one of the Best Nursing Homes. It also has earned a five-star quality rating from CMS. The Manor provides short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing services to help residents achieve their maximum potential for independence and quality of life.

Best Nursing Home


In recognition of efforts to raise organ and tissue donation awareness, CentraState was honored with the 2023 DoNation Campaign Platinum Award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Platinum Award is the highest accolade granted by HRSA to hospitals that promote organ and tissue donation.


See all of our accreditations that allow us to enhance the health and well being of our communities through the compassionate delivery of quality healthcare.

Joint Commission

Heart Failure Certification
Palliative Care Certification
Stroke Certification
Total Joint Certification (Hip and Knee)
Wound Care Certification

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Sleep Center Accreditation

Sleep Center Accreditation

American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification

American College of Cardiology

Chest Pain Center Accreditation

American College of Radiology

Radiation Oncology Accreditation
Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence
CT Accreditation
Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence
Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation
Ultrasound Accreditation
Nuclear Medicine Accreditation
Comprehensive Breast Imaging Center
Mammography Accreditation
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Accreditation

American College of Surgeons

Commission on Cancer – National Accreditation, Oncology Service Line, CentraState Healthcare System
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers – The Star and Barry Tobias Women’s Health Center

American Diabetes Association

Certification for Meeting National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education

American Heart Association

Heart Failure Gold Plus Honor Roll
Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
Diabetes Quality Achievement Award

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Magnet Status (four-time designation)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preliminary Recognition for Diabetes Prevention Program (online)

CEO Roundtable on Cancer

CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM

Surgical Review Corporation

Bariatric Center of Excellence

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