Awards & Honors

Hospital's Stroke Care Earns Prestigious Gold Plus Award

Christian Hospital has again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” Gold Plus Achievement Award.

The award recognizes Christian Hospital’s commitment to a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
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2013 “Best Doctors” List

Congratulations to the medical staff physicians featured on the list of “Best Doctors” published in the August 2013 issue of St. Louis magazine.

These physicians have been nominated by doctors, who have been ranked as Best Doctors in the past. They vote on physicians in their own specialty, selecting the ones they’d choose if they or a loved one needed a doctor in that specialty.

Christian Hospital's “Best Doctors 2013” include:

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Traves Crabtree, MD
Ralph Damiano, MD
Hersh Maniar, MD
Marc Moon, MD
Nabil Munfakh, MD

Emergency Medicine
John Oldham, MD

Internal Medicine
Richard DiValerio, MD

Oncology
Timothy Rearden, MD

Nephrology
Heidi Joist, MD
Jay Seltzer, MD
Neurology
Robert Margolis, MD

Ob/Gyn
David Mutch, MD

Ophthalmology
Blonie Dudney, MD
Lawrence Gans, MD
Joseph Gira, MD
David Glaser, MD
John Goltschmann, MD

Otolaryngology
Jacques Herzog, MD

Pathology
Susan Rayne, MD
Psychiatry
Garry Vickar, MD

Radiation Oncology
Jeffrey Bradley, MD
Hiram Gay, MD
Perry Grigsby, MD
Jeff Michalski, MD
Parag Parikh, MD
Clifford Robinson, MD
Wade Thorstad, MD

Urology
Ronald DeGuerre, MD
Ralph Torrence, MD

2013 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence - Top 5% nationally

Christian Hospital was recognized for the third consecutive year by HealthGrades as a recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings company, analyzes national Medicare data from 5,000 hospitals to produce their report, which again ranked Christian Hospital in the top 5 percent nationally.

2012 PRC Awards

Awards based on patient and physician feedback
Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare were cited for Excellence in Healthcare Awards, based on data from patient and physician surveys compiled by Professional Research Consultants (PRC), the national customer-satisfaction surveyor used by BJC HealthCare and major health-care facilities across the nation.

PRC 2012 Patient Perception Excellence in Healthcare Awards
Awards are based on scores of “Excellent” from patients for services provided:

  • 5-Star Award for Inpatient Rehab Services (90th percentile nationwide)
  • 5-Star Award for Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at GMC (90th percentile nationwide)
  • 4-Star Award for Outpatient Services (75th percentile nationwide)

PRC 2012 Medical Staff Perception Excellence in Healthcare Awards
Awards are based on scores of “Excellent” from our physicians for services provided:

  • 5-Star Award for Laboratory Services (90th percentile nationwide)
  • 4-Star Award for Pathology (75th percentile nationwide)
  • 4-Star Award for Administration (75th percentile nationwide)
  • 4-Star Award for Patient Safety (75th percentile nationwide)
  • 4-Star Award for Medical Records (75th percentile nationwide)

Winners of 2010 Excellence in Healthcare Awards

Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare received Patient Perception Excellence in Healthcare awards. The awards are based on data from patient surveys compiled by Professional Research Consultants (PRC), the national customer-satisfaction surveyor used by BJC HealthCare and major health care facilities across the nation.

Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare received scores of "Excellent" from patients for the following services:

  • Overall Top Performer Crystal Award (PRC's highest honor for being in the 100th percentile nationwide) and 5-Star Award to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab for Outpatient Cardiology
  • 5-Star Award for Outpatient Radiology Services (90th percentile nationwide) to Northwest HealthCare Radiology
  • 4-Star Award for Outpatient Services (75th percentile nationwide) to Christian Hospital
PRC noted that Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare's focus on excellence is recognition that both facilities are even better places to work and practice medicine, and for patients to be treated.