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Awards and Accreditation

The Joint Commission accredits Bayhealth Medical Center facilities, Kent General Hospital and Milford Memorial Hospital. Our health care system is committed to providing advanced medical technology, progressive treatment options, state-of-the-art equipment and extensive consumer health education programs. The following departments have earned additional certifications and accreditations:

  • The Joint Commission Accreditation Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Joint Commission Accredited Programs – Bayhealth Kent General (Home Care) – Bayhealth Milford Memorial
  • The Joint Commission Advanced Certification (Kent General, Primary Stroke Center)
  • Commission on Cancer Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program (Kent and Milford)
  • Diagnostic Imaging – American College of Radiology – mammography, ultrasound & vascular (Milford, Middletown, outpatient, MOB, and Kent)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Kent and Milford)
  • Skilled Home Health Agency License (Home Care)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (Inpatient Rehabilitation)
  • American Association of Blood Banks (Laboratory Services)
  • The Joint Commission (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Services)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacy Residency Program (Pharmacy)
  • DEA Controlled Substance Certificate (Pharmacy)
  • Certification with State of Delaware Division of Professional Regulation (Pharmacy)
  • Uniform Controlled Substance Certificate (Pharmacy)
  • American College of Surgeons (Trauma)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (Sleep Disorders Center, Kent)
  • American College of Radiology Mammography Accreditation and Ultrasound & Vascular Accreditation (Women’s Center, Kent and Milford)
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission – Vascular (Cardiac Diagnostic Center)


Bayhealth achieved Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met 

Bayhealth received Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association

Bayhealth Kent General and Milford Memorial earned Baby-Friendly status from Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.

Bayhealth Kent General and Milford Memorial were awarded Planetree Bronze Recognition for meaningful progress in patient-centered care. Bayhealth is the first health care organization in Delaware to be awarded bronze-level recognition since Planetree first introduced the recognition level in 2012

Bayhealth named one of Healthgrades® America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ 2015 

Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for three years in a row

Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery 2015

Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for three years in a row

Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery 2015 

Bayhealth Kent General earned ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Recognition from The Joint Commission

Bayhealth Stroke Center received 2014 Get With the Guidelines Bronze Award® from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

Bayhealth Medical-Surgical Unit 1A received Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) PRISM Award™ for Exemplary Practice