Newport Hospital Awards and Recognition

Featured Awards and Recognition


Clinical Excellence

Newport Hospital’s rehabilitation program received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence award for outstanding patient experience three years in a row – 2014, 2015 and 2016.


  • In 2014, Newport Hospital received Magnet designation for the third time. Magnet recognition is considered the gold standard for nursing excellence.
  • Newport Hospital was named one of the best regional hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2015 and 2016.
  • In 2014, Newport Hospital received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality and safety. The Joint Commission also named Newport Hospital a Top Performer on key quality measures.
  • The Lifespan Cancer Institute earned the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer in 2013 and 2015.
  • The Lifespan Cancer Institute sites at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital named to Becker's Hospital Review 2015 “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.”
  • The Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island Hospital was recognized in both 2012 and 2015 by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program for delivering high-quality patient care.
  • In 2016, Newport Hospital was among a group of hospitals in Rhode Island to be ranked third nationwide for support of breastfeeding by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.


  • The Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center has been twice designated a Baby-Friendly ® hospital by the World Health Organization and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, for its outstanding support of breastfeeding mothers and infants.
  • Newport Hospital has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.
  • The American College of Radiology has certified Newport Hospital as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
  • Newport Hospital has earned accreditation and recognition from the American Association of Blood Banks, the College of American Pathologists, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities and the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories.