Awards & Accreditations

Our healthcare system is committed to providing advanced medical technology, progressive treatment options, state-of-the-art equipment, and extensive consumer health education programs. The following Bayhealth departments have earned certifications and accreditations:

  • The Joint Commission Accreditation Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Joint Commission Advanced Certification (Primary Stroke Center, Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Milford Memorial)
  • Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Milford Memorial were awarded Silver Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International. Bayhealth is one of only seven healthcare organizations internationally with the Silver-level certification since Planetree first introduced the recognition level in 2012. Bayhealth is one of only three healthcare organizations in the U.S. designated with Silver Certification.
  • American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer Accreditation(Bayhealth Cancer Center, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Cancer Center, Sussex Campus)
  • American College of Radiology – Mammography, Ultrasound, and Vascular accreditation (Imaging – Kent, Milford, Middletown, Outpatient, and Medical Office Building)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (Inpatient Rehabilitation)
  • American Association of Blood Banks (Laboratory Services)
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP) full accreditation for laboratory and pathology services (Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus; Bayhealth Milford Memorial; and Bayhealth Emergency Center, Smyrna)
  • The Joint Commission (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Services)
  • American College of Surgeons (Trauma)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (Bayhealth Sleep Centers)
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission – Nuclear, Vascular and Echocardiography (Cardiac Diagnostic Center)
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission—Echocardiography (Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus)
  • Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) Magnet Recognition Program®
  • Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association
  • CardiacSite Certification for Interventional Cardiology Services from HealthHelp
  • Baby-Friendly status from Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. (Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus)
  • Gold Safe Sleep Champion designation by Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program (Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Milford Memorial)
  • “Comprehensive” accreditation under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) (Surgical Weight Loss Program)
  • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Recognition from The Joint Commission (Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus)
  • American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines®- Resuscitation Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus)
  • American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines®- Resuscitation Silver Quality Achievement Award (Bayhealth Milford Memorial)
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Milford Memorial)
  • American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus (Bayhealth Milford Memorial)
  • American Heart Association Target: Stroke Honor Roll (Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus)
  • Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) PRISM Award™ for Exemplary Practice (Medical-Surgical Unit 1A)
  • BlueDistinction® Center designation for Cardiac Care from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware (Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus )
  • BlueDistinction® Center designation for Bariatric Surgery from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware (Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus)
  • BlueDistinction® Center+ designation for Bariatric Surgery from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware (Bayhealth Milford Memorial)
  • BlueDistinction® Center+ designation for Maternity Care from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware (Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus)
  • BlueDistinction® Center designation for Maternity Care from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware (Bayhealth Milford Memorial)
  • HealthCare Chaplaincy Network’s “Excellence in Spiritual Care” Award (Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital)
  • The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index recognition as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality
  • Accreditation Commission for Health Care in Specialty Pharmacy and Durable Medical Equipment (Bayhealth Ambulatory Pharmacy at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus)
  • Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Commission on Credentialing for Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program
  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model and Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model
  • CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired organizations of 2019 for using information technology to improve patient care
  • Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award from Healogics, Inc. (Wound Care Center at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus)