Tulane Medical Center Achievements


2012 HHS Organ Donation Silver Medal of Honor

2012 HHS Organ Donation Silver Medal of Honor

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded this hospital its Medal of Honor for Organ Donation. The Medal of Honor recognizes hospitals that achieve at least a 75 percent organ donation rate from eligible donor families in a consecutive 12-month period. Former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson created the prestigious award as part of a national organ donation initiative launched in April 2001.

2013 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke - Gold Plus Honor Roll

2013 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke - Gold Plus Honor Roll

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement Indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals and 75% or higher compliance with 6 of 10 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes, in addition to achieving IV rt-PA door- to-needle times ≤ 60 minutes in 50% or more applicable acute ischemic stroke patients (min. 6) during one calendar quarter.

Accreditations and Certifications


ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) is a nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based approach to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. It employs a prospective, peer-controlled, validated database to quantify 30-day, risk-adjusted surgical outcomes, which provide a valid comparison of outcomes among all hospitals in the program. Currently, about 400 hospitals use the ACS NSQIP tools, analyses, reports and support to make informed decisions about improving the quality of their care. Peer-reviewed studies have shown that ACS NSQIP is effective in improving the quality of surgical care while also reducing complications and costs.