Awards & Distinctions
A Community Built on Achievement
The best thing about winning awards is that we win them by helping you.
At Nacogdoches Medical Center, we always feel that there’s more to care than medicine. There’s compassion. Attentiveness. And a healthy dose of kindness. Which is why when it comes to your care, all of us are here to treat you and your family well.
Thank you for again voting Nacogdoches Medical Center “The Best of Nac” in the following categories:
- Best Hospital
- Best Emergency Room
- Best Place to Have a Baby
- Best Outpatient Therapy
In the spring of 2021, Nacogdoches Medical Center received its 12th A from the Leapfrog Group, an independent organization that rates hospital safety. NMC was the only hospital within 70 miles to achieve a letter A grade for the spring reporting period. Additionally, NMC was the only hospital within 100 miles to receive an A for the twelfth consecutive reporting period.
Primary Stroke Center
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. As the only hospital in Nacogdoches certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, we know Time=Brain. Our Stroke team has met specific quality measures essential to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.
Joint Commission Certified Chest Pain Center
As the only Chest Pain center certified by The Joint Commission, the chest pain team at NMC has one primary goal: to ensure that patients get the life-saving treatment they need during the early stages of a heart attack. Their goal is to reduce the time from the patient's arrival at the emergency department to treatment - to avoid as much heart damage as possible.
Joint Commission Certified Total Joint Program
NMC Health earned a Gold Seal of Approval® for its Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program in October 2016 and was re-certified in March 2021 by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety. The certification recognizes the organization’s continuous dedication to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.
Level IV Trauma Center Designation from the Department of State Health Services
Obtaining Level IV Trauma Center designation means that NMC has taken the appropriate measures to ensure they are staffed by physicians and health care professionals with advanced trauma training that can provide resuscitation and stabilization for patients who have experienced injuries resulting from major and severe trauma.
Level II Special Care Nursery Designation from the Department of State Health Services
Every parent hopes their baby is born healthy, but when complications arise, experience and timing are critical; that’s why we are here, to provide your baby a higher level of care when it’s needed. Since NMC’s NICU opened in May
of 2016, board certified neonatologists have been available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to provide the expertise and compassionate care required to treat premature and critically-ill newborns. Equipped with advanced technology and an integrated
developmental care approach, the 8-bed Level II NICU was the first of its kind to open in Nacogdoches.
American College of Radiology (ACR) Imaging Accreditation
The Laird Imaging Center at Nacogdoches Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology for nuclear medicine, computed tomography, MRI, mammography and ultrasound. This accreditation helps us to ensure high-quality imaging, staff and equipment — giving you precise imaging to help your doctor reach an accurate diagnosis.
CMS 4-Star Rating
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rates hospitals using the Star Rating Program, a system that measures the experiences Medicare beneficiaries have with their health care. Nacogdoches is proud to be a 4-Star CMS Facility for the second consecutive year in 2021.