• Awards & Honors

  • World-class Hospital Care in Denver

    Porter Adventist Hospital has been delivering superior care for more than 75 years. It has been nationally recognized for its work. 

    If you’d like more information on hospital quality, several independent organizations provide hospital report cards:

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare

    Some of our recent awards include:

  • Beckers Hospital Review Logo

    2015 top 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review, a source of business and legal information for health care industry leaders. The hospitals and health systems featured are considered to be some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused healthcare facilities in the nation.

    Resuscitation Silver Award
    • Mar 2015: Porter Adventist Hospital, was awarded with the Resuscitation SILVER Achievement Award, Hospital Adult Patient Population Recognition, valid from March 2015 to March 2016.


    • Nov 2014: Porter Adventist Hospital was awarded the Leapfrog Award. The Leapfrog Group gave us a Hospital Safety Grade of "A".  

    • 2014GoldPlusHeartStrokeAwardOct 2014:  Porter Adventist Hospital is again awarded the  American Heart Association: Get With the Guidelines — Heart Failure Gold Plus Award.

    • Oct 2014:  One of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery
                     One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery
                     Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award
                     Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award
                     Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award
                     Recipient of the Healthgrades Prostate Surgery Excellence Award
                     Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award

    • Sept 2014: Porter Adventist Hospital, have been named one of the 2014 top 125 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs in the U.S.by Becker's Hospital Review, a source of business and legal information for health care industry leaders. 

    • Sept 2014:   Porter Adventist Hospital achieves HIMSS Stage 7.  Only 3 percent of hospitals in the U.S. have achieved this designation.

    • July 2014: Porter Adventist Hospital is named as one of the top three hospitals in Colorado by U.S. News and World Report with high performance recognition in eight separate medical specialties.

    • July 2014: The orthopedic program at Porter Adventist Hospital was ranked 50th nationally.

    • June 2014: Healthgrades awards Porter Adventist Hospital 2014 Patient Safety Excellence Award™.

    • April 2014: Porter Adventist Hospital earns a third consecutive  "A" from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety.

    • April 2014: The Porter Adventist Hospital liver transplant program ranked among the top programs in the country for providing some of the best  one-year survival rates on the sickest liver patients (patients with MELD scores greater than 30). 

    • Jan 2014: Porter Adventist Hospital becomes the first hospital in Colorado to receive full  Atrial Fibrillation Certification from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

    • Sept. 2012: The American Heart Association awards Porter Adventist Hospital the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Award – Heart Failure for 2012.
    • Sept. 2012: Porter Adventist Hospital becomes the first and only hospital in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
    • Aug. 2012: Denver's 5280 magazine recognizes 28 Porter physicians, representing 24 medical specialties, as"Top Docs” for 2012.
    • July 2012: U.S. News & World Report ranks Porter Adventist Hospital as one of the top five hospitals in the Denver metro area and among the top seven hospitals in Colorado with seven high-performing specialties.
    • 2012: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Distinction® for cardiac care, knee and hip replacement and spine surgery.
    • 2012: UnitedHeathcare Premium® recognition for spine and total joint replacement surgery

    • Dec. 2011: The American Diabetes Association awarded Education Recognition to the Diabetes Self-Management Program at Porter Adventist Hospital. The award recognizes the program for adhering to national standards in education provided to people with diabetes.
    • Nov. 2011: Cardiovascular Advertising Awards recognized Porter’s partnership with the Denver Police Department and the Healthy Heart Heroes program in cardiac disease prevention with a Bronze Award in patient education.  
    • Oct. 2011: Porter’s Stroke Program received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award
    • Oct. 2011: Porter’s Congestive Heart Failure Program received the  American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Plus Award
    • March 2011: Porter Adventist Hospital was listed among the best hospitals in the Denver area by U.S. News & World Report.  Porter was ranked 7th overall, and was recognized for care in four specialties including geriatrics, gynecology, orthopedics and urology.
    • 2011: Among the best hospitals for transplant outcomes in the nation according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

    • Dec. 2010: Porter's Congestive Heart Failure program recieves American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines Silver Award.
    • Nov. 2010 The Porter Breast Center and Porter Comprehensive Breast Care received three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), which is administered by the American College of Surgeons.
    • Oct. 2010: The American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) program has awarded Porter Adventist Hospital with a Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes hospitals that demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the seven GWTG-Stroke Achievement Measures, and the Silver recognizes performance of 12 consecutive months.
    • Sept. 2010: United Health Premium® has named the Porter Center for Joint Replacement as a Premium Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center for 2009-2010.June 2010: United Health Premium® has named the Porter Spine Institute as a Surgical Spine Specialty Center.
    • March 2010: Porter Inpatient Rehab Unit award by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, placing Porter in the top 10 percent of 805 inpatient rehabilitation facilities that qualified to be ranked.
    • 2010: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield awarded Porter the Blue Distinction Centers for Spine SurgerySM and Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip ReplacementSM, for demonstrating commitment to quality care in surgery and better overall outcomes for patients.
    • Jan. 2010: Winner of HealthStream Research Excellence through Insight awards for Overall Physician Satisfaction and for Overall Emergency Department Satisfaction.

    • Dec. 2009: Six Porter nurses were recognized for their continuing education and awarded scholarships from The College Network as a result of Porter’s recent MagnetTM designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credential Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.
    • Dec. 2009: Certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
    • Nov. 2009: HealthGrades, the nation’s leading healthcare independent ratings organization, awarded Porter Adventist Hospital the Cardiac Care and Coronary Intervention Excellence Awards, placing the facility in the top ten percent and fivepercent respectively for patient outcomes in the country.
    • Distinguished Hospital Award: Porter has been recognized by a national hospital reporting company, placing it in the top five percent of hospitals nationally for outstanding quality and outcomes.
    • 2009: Porter Adventist Hospital achieved Magnet™ designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credential Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services.
    • 2008-2009: Porter was named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care. Consistently ranked as a top hospital nationally for cardiac services, Porter was given top honors by a national hospital reporting company in several key cardiac services. Porter’s heart program also was awarded United Healthcare’s Cardiac Center of Excellence designation given to just a handful of hospitals providing superior quality across the country and the Mercury Award for Excellence in Cardiac Services from the independent national health care organization HCIA
    • 2008-2009: Cigna Healthcare awarded Center of Excellence to Porter Adventist Hospital in the areas of coronary bypass grafting, heart valve replacement, total knee replacement and total hip replacement. Cigna awarded PAH quality designation in the areas of heart attack, heart failure and adult pneumonia.
    • 2009: Sharon Pappas, RN, PhD, and Porter CNO, received the 2009 Nightingale Award, nursing’s highest honor.
    • 2009: Randy Haffner, Porter CEO, received the Crystal Angel Award at the Adventist Health System Conference on Mission. The award recognizes significant leadership in advancing the mission of Adventist healthcare.
    • 2009: The Sleep Disorder Center at Porter Adventist Hospital received full accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. AASM accreditation is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public can evaluate the services provided by a sleep center.
    • Cancer Care Center: The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer awarded Porter’s Cancer Care Center its highest accreditation. The Center received the highest score possible in five areas, including community outreach for prevention and early detection of cancer.
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