Awards and Recognition

A Legacy of Excellence

Atrium Medical Center is built on the 100-year legacy of Middletown Regional Hospital’s leadership in quality medical care and expertise of its physicians and staff. The following awards, recognition, and accreditations demonstrate the success of the hospital’s quality measures.


U.S. News & World Report

Rehabilitation Nationally Ranked By U.S. News & World Report 2022

Among all hospitals nationwide, Atrium Medical Center was ranked 50th in the nation for rehabilitation services, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The hospital also achieved a “high performing” designation from U.S. News & World Report in the following 3 areas in 2023:

  • Heart attack
  • Maternity care (uncomplicated pregnancy)
  • Stroke

Healthgrades Awards

Healthgrades is an independent organization created to help consumers understand, compare and evaluate hospital performance. They provide objective, comprehensive information about hospital quality in America's hospitals. Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes—risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications. They recognize the top-performing hospitals in the nation that have achieved excellence in particular specialties, clinical excellence, and patient safety.

Hospital Wide

  • Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award (2020)
  • Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award for six years in a row (2015-2020)
  • Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence™ for Four Years in a Row (2015-2018)

Best Specialty

  • Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospital for Prostate Surgeries (2021)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for six years in a row (2017-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for Five Years in a Row (2014-2018)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for three years in a row (2020-2022)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for seven years in a row (2014-2020)

Prostate Surgery

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)
  • Named Among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Prostate Surgery (2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery (2021)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for four years in a row (2018-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed (2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis (2022)

Critical Care

  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for Four Years in a Row (2015-2018)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for seven years in a row (2014-2020)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Critical Care for seven years in a row (2014-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for nine years in a row (2014-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for four years in a row (2015-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for seventeen years in a row (2006-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies for two years in a row (2020-2021)
Health Grades Patient Safety 2020

Patient Safety

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for five years in a row (2015-2019)
  • Named Among the Top 5 Percent in the Nation for Patient Safety for five years in a row (2015-2019)
  • Named Among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Patient Safety for five years in a row (2015-2019)

U.S. News & World Report

Atrium Medical Center’s Heart Care Recognized

July 2019 – U.S. News & World Report has recognized Atrium Medical Center as a high-performing hospital in the treatment of congestive heart failure. U.S. News’ Best Hospitals procedure and condition ratings focus on individual procedures and conditions such as congestive heart failure rather than on broader specialties such as cardiology. The goal is to evaluate how well hospitals perform in each procedure or condition and not just with the most difficult cases, as with the specialty rankings, but with the full range of patients.

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Get With the Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award

July 2022 – Premier Health’s Atrium Medical Center recently earned an award for providing the most appropriate stroke treatment in accordance with nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Through the Get With The Guidelines® program, Atrium Medical Center earned the Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award.

Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award

July 2018 – This award recognizes Atrium Medical Center for meeting the American Heart Association’s specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Our emergency procedures re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer from another facility.

Accreditations and Designations


The Joint Commission Accreditation

Atrium consistently earns the highest level of accreditation from The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest health care accrediting body.

Primary Stroke Center Certification

Atrium’s stroke program is one of only 18 hospitals in the state to be certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, earning the Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care.

Senior Emergency Center First in Cincinnati Area to Earn Accreditation

October 2019 – The Senior Emergency Center at Atrium Medical Center has received accreditation from The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

With the bronze standard Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA), Atrium is the first hospital in the Cincinnati area and one of only five hospitals in Ohio to achieve a GEDA honor.

Premier Health First in Ohio, Second in Nation to Achieve System-Wide Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation

June 2020 – Premier Health is the first health system in Ohio and second in the nation to achieve system-wide Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA). This distinction from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognizes emergency departments that provide excellent care for older adults. The bronze standard Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation applies to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown (which was accredited in October 2019), Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Miami Valley Hospital Austin Boulevard Emergency Center in Miamisburg, Miami Valley Hospital Jamestown Emergency Center in Jamestown, Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood, Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville, and Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.

Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care

April 2018 – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio has, for the second time, recognized all Premier Health maternity centers with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

The maternity centers include Atrium Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital with an additional site at Miami Valley Hospital South, and Upper Valley Medical Center.

Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that demonstrate expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. To receive a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care designation, a hospital must also demonstrate cost-efficiency. 

Cincinnati Enquirer: Atrium Medical Center Among Top Workplaces

June 2020 – Premier Health’s Atrium Medical Center has been recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Cincinnati by the Cincinnati Enquirer. Employees were asked to answer an engagement survey about their workplace environment and culture. Recipients of the Top Workplaces honor were judged on corporate alignment, employee coaching, connection with employees, engagement, performance, and leadership.

Atrium Medical Center Finalist For “Best Place to Have a Baby”

November 2019 – Premier Health’s Atrium Medical Center has been recognized as a “Best Place to Have a Baby” finalist by Cincinnati Family Magazine’s Best of Parenting 2019 Awards. Atrium Medical Center’s family birth center offers a full range of maternity care before, during and after the birth of a child by providing educational classes, nutritional services, and breastfeeding support from board-certified lactation consultants.

*In addition to the awards and accreditations listed above, departments within the hospital have regularly received accreditation from a number of accrediting bodies and governmental agencies:

  • American Association of Blood Banks
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • American College of Radiology—MRI, mammography, and ultrasound
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer—Accreditation with Commendation, through 2015
  • American College of Surgeons, Level III Trauma Center Verification through 2018
  • American Diabetes Association
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Intersocietal Commission of Echocardiography Laboratories - Transthoracic and Transophageal Echocardiography
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission verified Nuclear Cardiology department
  • Intersocietal Commission of Nuclear Medicine—Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Ohio Department of Health
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health
  • Recertification of Disease Specific Accreditation for Breast Cancer, 2014

Internal Awards

The DAISY Award

Premier Health is pleased to recognize our nurses with the DAISY Award, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical expertise our nurses bring to patients every day. Learn more.

Everyday Heroes Award

Premier Health is pleased to celebrate the dedicated staff that provide outstanding support to nurses. These individuals are our Everyday Heroes. Learn more.