Awards & Recognition

National Recognition

The Joint Commission - Hospital Accreditation
Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting performance standards, accrediting more than 16,000 U.S. health care organizations. In its most recent survey, the Joint Commission once again found RWJ Hamilton in compliance with all standards and awarded the hospital full accreditation for the maximum three years.

The Joint Commission - Certification for Stroke
Designated Primary Stroke Center, 2007- present

The Joint Commission - Certification for Diabetes
Only hospital in New Jersey to achieve national certification for outpatient diabetes self-management program. 2009 - present

The Joint Commission - Certification for Hip and Knee Surgery
Only hospital in Mercer County certified in hip and knee replacement orthopedic surgery. 2011 - present

The Joint Commission - Certification for Spine Surgery
Only hospital in the capital region certified in spine surgery. 2013 - present 

American Heart Association - Stroke, Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award
Recognizes the Hospital's achievements across core measures for AHA's "Get with the Guidelines" stroke initiative.

American Heart Association - Heart Failure, Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award
Recognizes the Hospital's achievement across core measures for AHA's heart failure standards. 

United States Department of Commerce - Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
The first of two New Jersey hospitals to receive this award -- America's highest honor for quality and performance excellence -- presented by the President of the United States. 2004

National Research Corporation - Consumer Choice Award 
Chosen as the area's most-preferred hospital for quality care and public image. 2004 - present

Surgical Review Corporation - Certification as a Bariatric Center of Excellence
Designated as a Bariatric Center of Excellence. 2014 - present


State Recognition

State of New Jersey - Primary Stroke Center Designation, 2007 - present

New Jersey Business & Industry Association - Outstanding Employer Award, 2014

New Jersey Business & Industry Association - Public Service Award, 2008
The best community service program statewide for the Shapedown program, responding to the childhood obesity epidemic.

Local Recognition

American Heart Association - Fit-Friendly Gold Award
Recognizes our efforts to promote a wellness culture for our employees, support physical activity and offer healthy eating options at work. 2007 to present 

American Heart Association - Lifestyle Award
Recognizes our efforts to combat childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes through the Shapedown Program. A Shapedown student has won the award for five consecutive years, 2011-2015.