Hospital Awards and Recognition

At Yuma Regional Medical Center we are deeply committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care, close to home. We are honored that our commitment has led us to be recognized by many national and local healthcare organizations:

DNV-GL – Healthcare

DNV-GLDNV-GL a global quality assurance organization, partners with hospitals for safer healthcare by providing quality-driven accreditation. Yuma Regional Medical Center has been accredited through DNV-GL – Healthcare, demonstrating we meet or exceed patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. If you have any questions or concerns about DNV-GL accreditation, please call 1-866-523-6842.


The Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE)

SWAEAchievement Award (Level 3)
Yuma Regional Medical Center was recently awarded the Level 3 Achievement Award by the Southwest Alliance for Excellence. Yuma Regional Medical Center is one of only three recipients through the Southwest recognized through the 2017 Performance Excellence Program. The Achievement Award recognizes organizations where key processes are beginning to be systematically evaluated and improved. 

Commitment Award

Yuma Regional Medical Center also received the Level 2 Commitment Award from the Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) in 2016. The SWAE Performance Excellence Program applies the same criteria used in the Baldrige National Quality Program to recognize organizations that excel in continuous improvement, quality and performance excellence.

Showcase in Excellence Award

The Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) has recognized Yuma Regional Medical Center for our process to prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, an important hospital-wide initiative led by our nursing staff and Quality Department. In 2014, we were one of only four organizations in Arizona, Nevada and Utah to receive the Showcase in Excellence Award from SWAE. This award recognizes processes performed in an extraordinary manner as well as those that result in exceptional performance.

In addition, Yuma Regional Medical Center was recognized, in 2015, for our efforts to reduce early elective deliveries for expectant mothers.

Cancer Care

American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation

American College of RadiologyThe American College of Radiology recognizes our radiation oncology program for its commitment to the advancement of the practice, science and profession of radiological care.


Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative recognizes our Cancer Center's medical oncology program for excellence in pathology, pain management, chemotherapy planning, treatment and providing for the overall wellbeing of patients.

Mayo Clinic Care Network

Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center is pleased to be a part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Since 2012, this non-ownership partnership has been extending Mayo Clinic's knowledge and expertise to physicians and providers interested in working together in the best interest of their patients.


Bariatric Surgery

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) have recognized our Bariatric Surgery program for providing safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients. To earn this accreditation, our facility had to go through a rigorous review process to prove that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources and standards of practice.

Blue Distinction® Center

BCBSAZ Blue Distinction Bariatric SurgeryYuma Regional Medical Center has also been recognized as a Blue Distinction® Center in the area of bariatric surgery. To earn this designation, a healthcare facility must demonstrate success in meeting specific patient safety and quality measures and have received national accreditations at both the facility level and the bariatric care level.

Stroke Program

Get with the Guidelines Silver Quality AwardOur Stroke Care program has been honored by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with the Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that our stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally-accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations.

Women & Children Services

American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS) Center of Excellence

AIMISOur facility is proud to be the only facility in the State of Arizona to be designated an AIMIS Center of Excellence (link). Our Women & Children Services department earned this distinction because of its ability to provide excellence in advanced minimally invasive gynecological and urogynecological surgical methods.

Blue Distinction® Center

We are also one of the first hospitals in the nation to be recognized as a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care. As part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Specialty Care program, this recognition is designed to help expectant parents find hospitals that deliver quality, safe and affordable maternity care.

Information Technology

HealthCare’s Most Wired Award

Most Wired Winner 2017Yuma Regional Medical Center received HealthCare’s Most Wired award  for excellence in health data security and patient engagement, released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).  The Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide

Family and Community Residency Program

Yuma Regional Medical Center has a strong commitment to medical education, and our unique, three-year Family and Community Residency Program has been granted the highest level of accreditation a residency program can achieve by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Wound Care Center

Robert A. Warriner III M.D. Award
Center of Distinction

DCS Center of Distinction
The Yuma Regional Medical Center Wound Care Center has been recognized by Healogics, Inc., the world's leading wound care management company, for providing excellent care. Healogics has honored our Wound Care Center with both the Robert A. Warriner III M.D. and Center of Distinction awards. Each of DCS Robert A. Warriner III, MD Center of Excellencethese prestigious awards is based on achieving outstanding patient outcomes, including high rates of wound healing and patient satisfaction.


Wellness Program

Healthy Arizona Worksites

Our employee wellness program has been recognized with the 2016 Gold Award from Healthy Arizona Worksites, a statewide public health initiative offered through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

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