Awards, Accreditations & Recognition


Oaklawn is accredited by DNV Healthcare, Inc., the American College of Radiology, the College of American Pathologists, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The American Association of Respiratory Care has recognized the hospital for Quality Respiratory Care. The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation has certified Oaklawn Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Level 3 Trauma Center
PCAB Accredited Pharmacy

Oaklawn’s Joint Center has consistently earned high state and national ratings for joint replacement outcomes. The hospital has received the Governor’s Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care each of the five years it was presented, and for over a dozen years has been at or near the top of Arbor Associates’ patient satisfaction survey of approximately 50 Midwestern hospitals.



When it comes to your family’s healthcare, nothing is more important than safety.

Truven Health Top 100 Hospitals- March 2017

Oaklawn was recognized as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.

Of the 100 hospitals Truven ranked, Oaklawn was the only independent community  hospital in Michigan listed in the category of small community hospitals.  It also was one of only two independent Michigan hospitals to receive the honor.

Pertinent areas Truven evaluated include medical efforts that address inpatient mortality, 30-day mortality rate, complications, core measures, readmission rate, average length of stay, emergency room throughput, inpatient expense per discharge, Medicare spend per beneficiary, adjusted operating profit margin and patient ratings of overall hospital performance.

Truven officials said that, based on the results of this year’s study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

– Nearly 89,000 additional lives could be saved.

– More than 61,000 additional patients could be complication-free.

– More than $5.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.

– The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.

– Over 300,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days.

– Patients would spend nine minutes less in hospital emergency departments per visit.

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CMS 5-star ranking-July 2016, October 2016, January 2017, December 2017

Oaklawn is one of just four hospitals in Michigan and 102 U.S. hospitals to earn five stars- the highest possible – in a new ranking by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Under the ranking system, the single composite grade reflects a broad range of measures of quality in the categories of mortality, safety of care, readmissions, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.

The agency reported that, out of 3,662 eligible hospitals, 102 hospitals earned a five-star rating; 934 hospitals earned four stars; 1,770 hospitals earned three stars; 723 hospitals earned two stars; and 133 hospitals earned one. CMS did not assign ratings to 937 hospitals because they did not meet reporting criteria.

“Receiving this ranking is a validation of our work over a long period of time,” Jones said. “It’s very gratifying that those efforts are noticed in this way.”

The recognition also reflects Oaklawn’s philosophy that “people come first,” said past Oaklawn President and CEO Ginger Williams.

“As we’ve pointed out before, results such as these show that we are in the people business providing healthcare, rather than the healthcare business treating people,” Williams said, adding that the ranking reflects performance standards that demand sustainable systematic change.

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Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award- 2014, 2015, 2016

Oaklawn received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Denver, Colorado based Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Outstanding Patient Experience Award recipients were identified through an evaluation of 10 patient experience measures, using data collected from a 32-question HCAHPS survey of the hospital’s own patients.  The survey questions focus on patient’s perspectives of their care during their inpatient hospital stay.

Healthgrades observations regarding patient experience concluded that hospitals that are top performers in patient experience continuously monitor trends in what patients find important as it related to their overall assessment of hospital stay.

In 2016, there were 488 recipients that achieved the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, representing the top 15% of hospitals in the nation.

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Leapfrog grade “A” safety score- April 2016

Oaklawn receives an “A” in safety scores from the independent,  nonprofit Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Group ranks more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide on several factors from hand washing practices to errors made in surgeries.  Specific measured areas are broken down into below average, average and above average scores.

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Consumer’s Reports safest hospital in Michigan- May 2014

Oaklawn was rated the safest hospital in Michigan, second safest in the nation by Consumer’s Reports.  Recognizing Oaklawn for their commitment to patient care.  Meaning they go above and beyond to ensure that you’re getting the best care possible in an environment committed to your safety and well-being.


ISO 9001-2015


Oaklawn is one of the first hospitals in the nation to achieve ISO 9001:2015. ISO certification is not just for manufacturing organizations. It is a great fit for healthcare because it emphasizes quality management principles. These include being a customer-focused organization, using a process approach to make consistent and sustained improvements in patient care, and continually searching for ways to improve patient care. ISO guidelines provides the structure for identifying, planning, and implementing changes that place Oaklawn in the forefront of healthcare best practices.