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Advocate Sherman Hospital: Dedicated to Excellence - changes in health care system

The following accreditations showcase Advocate Sherman Hospital’s commitment to continually improving performance and patient care throughout the entire organization. From achieving Magnet status for nursing excellence to our Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation, Advocate Sherman Hospital is dedicated to achieving excellence to become one of the top community hospitals in the nation.changes in health care system changes in health care system

Considered the national "gold standard" for nursing excellence among hospitals, Magnet recognition is given to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing care. This recognition is given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, an affiliate of the American Nurses Association. Less than 7 percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet status.
 
Advocate Sherman Hospital received a 2011 Silver Award from the Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence (now known as the ILPEx Award) for improving performance through best practices and care delivery systems throughout the entire organization.
 
The Joint Commission's National Quality Approval is given to healthcare organizations that comply with the highest national standards for continually improving patient care. Advocate Sherman Hospital achieved Primary Stroke Center certification in November 2010 for its dedication to improving outcomes for stroke patients. In addition, Advocate Sherman Hospital's Heart Failure Program has received Advanced Certification in Heart Failure, which signifies an organization's dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients.
 
Advocate Sherman Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center, which means the hospital integrates the industry’s best practices and newest paradigms to provide the best possible outcomes in cardiac care. This designation demonstrates our dedication to excellence and quality care for cardiac patients.
 
The Center for Breast Care at Advocate Sherman Hospital is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology for its dedication to improving women's health. has participated in rigorous quality assurance programs, including voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and the Mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.