Awards & Distinctions

At MetroWest Medical Center, we strive to provide high quality, advanced care to every patient that walks through our doors.

We are proud to achieve recognitions from national organizations recognizing us for the quality care that we provide. Our recent quality recognitions include:

Healthgrades® Awards


Best Specialty

One of Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ in 2023



Recipient of the Healthgrades’ 2023 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award

Named among the top 5% in the nation for coronary interventional procedures in 2023

Five-star recipient for coronary interventional procedures in 2023


Critical Care

Five-star recipient for treatment of sepsis for 11 years in a row (2013-2023)

Five-star recipient for treatment of respiratory failure in 2023

    Get With the Guidelines Awards

    2019 Stroke Gold Plus awardMetroWest Medical Center – Framingham Union Hospital
    American Heart Association
    2019 Get With the Guidelines
    Stroke Gold Plus & Target: Stroke Honor Roll Award

    MetroWest Medical Center – Leonard Morse Hospital
    American Heart Association
    2019 Get with the Guidelines
    Stroke Participation Award

    Mission: Lifeline Awards

    aha-mission-lifeline-award-2021MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital
    American Heart Association
    2021 Mission: Lifeline Award
    Gold: Receiving
    aha-mission-lifeline-award-2020MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital
    American Heart Association
    2020 Mission: Lifeline Award
    Gold Plus: Receiving

    AACN Beacon Award for Excellence

    AACN Beacon award logoThe American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Aliso Viejo, California, recently granted a bronze-level Beacon Award for Excellence to MetroWest Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit. MetroWest Medical Center is one of six hospitals in Massachusetts to receive a Beacon Award for Excellence.

    Joint Commission - 2018 Gold Seal of Approval

    The Joint Commission Gold SealMetroWest Medical Center has received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, a symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to meeting performance standards and providing safe and effective patient care.

    The Commission on Cancer

    Commision On CancerMetroWest Medical Center has received accreditation from The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), which recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care.


    AetnaMetroWest Medical Center has been designated by Aetna into its Elective Delivery Infant Safe Program. This designation recognizes hospital delivery programs that DO NOT encourage elective deliveries to be scheduled prior to 39 completed weeks of pregnancy since electing to deliver PRIOR to 39 weeks can be harmful to a mother and her baby by increasing the risk of premature birth and the need to spend more time in the hospital or in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

    American College of Cardiology

    ACTION Registry AwardMetroWest Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017. MetroWest Medical Center is one of only 193 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes MetroWest Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that MetroWest Medical Center has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

    Blue Cross Blue Shields Distinction

    blue-distinction-logoMetroWest Medical Center has been named a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care, for our Bariatric Surgery Program and also for knee and hip replacements.