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® 2019 & 2020 Awards

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals (2017-2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals (2014-2019)
  • Critical Care Specialty Excellence Award (2015-2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Specialty Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • General Surgery Specialty Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Healthgrades® Five-Star Recipient for Heart Failure (2014-2019)
  • Healthgrades® Five-Star Recipient for Heart Attack (2013-2018)
  • Healthgrades® Five-Star Recipient for Pulmonary Embolism (2016-2019)
  • Healthgrades® Five-Star Recipient for Respiratory Failure (2014-2019)
  • Healthgrades® Five-Star Recipient for Sepsis (2013-2019)
  • Healthgrades® Five-Star Recipient for Diabetic Emergencies (2017)

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

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American Heart Association
2021 Mission: Lifeline Award
Gold: Receiving
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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.