Recognitions & Awards
Among innumerable national, state, and local recognitions, Leon Medical Centers has the distinction of being featured as one of the four best healthcare institutions in the nation in a study published in Health Affairs, a prominent Washington, DC healthcare policy journal. The article written by Arnold Milstein, M.D. entitled “American Medical Home Runs” was published in the September/October 2009. Leon Medical Centers is lauded for its integrated care and patient-centric system.
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
Leon Medical Centers is the only managed care organization in the State partnered with Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine to provide a teaching curriculum that focuses on geriatric care. The Benjamín León, Jr. Family Center for Geriatric Research and Education will develop valuable research that will improve care for the elderly.
EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE
Leon Medical Centers has also won the South Florida Business Journal’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards on multiple occasions for its Medical Excellence.
HIMSS STAGE 7 AWARD
Leon Medical Centers is the only Medicare Advantage medical center in the entire country that has received the internationally recognized and prestigious distinction HIMMS Stage 7, which honors healthcare institutions that use technology at the most advanced levels and more importantly use it to measurably improve their patients’ lives.
Leon Medical Centers, Inc. has been honored with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Stage 7 Award, for its continuous efforts to improve patient outcomes through the implementation of EHR technology practices. HIMSS is the world’s leading non-profit advocacy and accrediting organization in the healthcare IT industry, which recognizes and ranks the preeminent healthcare organizations across the globe. National rankings are evaluated based on healthcare technology adoption within the organization on a scale from 0-7; with zero being completely paper-based and seven being a fully electronic implementation across all health records and associated tools within the organization.