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Accreditations, awards and quality

Our physicians, staff and volunteers all work very hard to provide our patients with compassionate, quality care. Our commitment is recognized by the certifications and accreditations that we regularly achieve.


Iredell Memorial Hospital is fully accredited by DNV Healthcare USA, one of the world’s leading certification, assurance and risk management providers.

Iredell Memorial is also a member of:
North Carolina Hospital Association and American Hospital Association

Licensed by:
The State of North Carolina

Certified by:
The Department of Health and Human Services for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs

Business North Carolina's Best Hospitals

Iredell Health System ranked 25th and was named a Proven Winner in knee and hip replacement as well as maternity care.

Cancer program

The hospital's cancer program is accredited with Commendation as a Community Hospital Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.


We are accredited by the American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center.

Stroke center certification

The Joint Commission has certified Iredell Memorial Hospital as a Primary Stroke Center for our long-term success in improving the outcomes of stroke patients.

Our designation as a Primary Stroke Center means we have:

  • A trained team that can quickly diagnose and treat stroke patients.
  • Established protocols in evaluating stroke patients.
  • Technologies to diagnose and treat stroke patients.
  • Ongoing education to stay abreast of innovations in stroke treatment.
  • A proven record for long-term success in improving outcomes.
When a stroke strikes, every second counts. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Quick diagnosis and treatment are critical to surviving a stroke.

Wound care

The Iredell Wound and Hyperbaric Center annually receives the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, because it has met the Center of Distinction quality standards for two consecutive years.

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Distinction Center+ for Hips and Knees, as well as Maternity Care. Learn more here.

Gold Plus Stroke Award

2021 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Stroke AwardThe American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize Iredell Memorial for achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement Indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals and 75 percent or higher compliance with 5 of 8 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

Leapfrog safety grade

Iredell Memorial Hospital has earned a B safety grade from The Leapfrog Group. Visit Leapfrog's website for more details.

Patient satisfaction

Iredell Memorial Hospital uses Public Research Corporation (PRC),a leader in the healthcare intelligence space, to randomly survey patients shortly after their discharge from the hospital. We also use Podium to encourage patients to leave an online review.

PRC 5-star award to The Birth PlaceThe Birth Place at Iredell Memorial Hospital was recently recognized as being in the top 10% nationwide for quality of care, with patients rating the hospital one of the best in the country.

The maternity unit was named a Five-Star Excellence in Healthcare Award Winner in inpatient OB/GYN services for Overall Quality of Care by PRC.

The Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognize organizations that achieve excellence throughout the year by improving patient experiences, healthcare employee engagement, and/or physician alignment and engagement.

The data for this award comes from patients’ feedback to the patient survey, or HCAHPS survey. These surveys are conducted by an independent third-party vendor after discharge.

CMS Compare

See how Iredell Memorial Hospital compares to other facilities. Click here to learn more.

Nondiscrimination Notice

Individuals shall be accorded impartial access to treatment or accommodations that are available or medically indicated, regardless of race, creed, gender, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or source of payment.

Iredell Health System is an equal opportunity employer and conducts all human resource practices in compliance with federal, state and local civil rights and employment legislation. Accordingly, Iredell Health System considers all applicants for employment equally, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, gender identity or sexual orientation, and provides them with an opportunity to progress in the organization consistent with their skills and interests.