Awards and Achievements

Award Winning Care

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is committed to high-quality patient-centered care. Our nationally and internationally recognized quality efforts aim to provide our patients with not only the safest, highest quality of care, but a singularly great patient experience.


In 2019, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital achieved Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. ALMH is one of 169 designated hospitals in five countries and only the second in Illinois to receive the honor. The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of interprofessional work environments where nurses can flourish and feel empowered. The designation substantiates nursing job satisfaction at ALMH and identifies it as one of the best places to work.

As a Pathway to Excellence designated organization, ALMH is committed to creating an environment where nurses excel and feel valued as integral members of interprofessional health care teams. This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at ALMH know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other nurses to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.

2017 International Hospital Federation Quality & Safety and Patient-Centered Care Excellence Award Honorable Mention,“Reaching New Frontiers of Quality and Safety Using an Innovative 30/30/30 Lean Six Sigma Approach.”

In 2018, Becker's Hospital Review recognized Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in the "66 Critical Access Hospitals to Know" list. ALMH was also listed in their 2015, 2016 and 2017 recognition lists. The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team provides recognition to critical access hospitals based on awards and rankings from respected organizations including iVantage Health Analytics, The Chartis Group, the National Rural Health Association, CareChex, Healthgrades and Medicare star ratings. The team also considered the hospital's community impact and reputation for innovation.

In 2019, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) awarded Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital the CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7. In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, ALMH was named among the nation's most wired hospitals by an industry-standard benchmark study previously facilitated by Hospital and Health Networks.


In 2019, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital was recognized for the fifth time since 2014 by iVantage Health Analytics as one of the nation's top 100 best-performing critical access hospitals. The honor is based on iVantage's Hospital Strength Index and its measures of market conditions, clinical and operational performance and financial and qualitative outcomes.

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In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NSOSRH) for overall excellence, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation. The rankings are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. The Hospital Strength INDEX captures performance metrics for all rural and Critical Access Hospitals.


Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a 2011 and 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. ALMH was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pneumonia, surgical care, venous thromboembolism, and immunization. ALMH is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

In recognition for leading the health care industry in sustainability and environmental stewardship, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital has been recognized by Practice Greenhealth since 2017. In 2020, ALMH was named one of the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award winners, the most prestigious environmental achievement for health care. ALMH also won Circles of Excellence honors in Greening the Operating Room.

In both 2018 and 2019, ALMH received the prominent Greenhealth Emerald Award given each year to honor health care facilities that are setting the standard in eliminating mercury, reducing and recycling waste, sustainable sourcing, and other areas. Additionally, in 2019 was recognized with the Circles of Excellence Award – Food. This award only honors up to 10 of the highest performing hospitals nationwide. In 2017, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital was recognized as an Environmental Partner by Practice Greenhealth

Quality Reporting

Quality indicators are provided to help you and your family understand how we perform in comparison to nationally recognized quality indicators. Quality indicators are compiled by Hospital Compare, a website created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with organizations representing consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations and other federal agencies.

These quality reports reflect Memorial Health System's commitment to helping patients and their family members make informed healthcare choices. Measuring and monitoring our performance also helps us evaluate and improve how we care for our patients.

Sharing Concerns

If you have a concern about quality or safety at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, please feel free to contact:

Charles Callahan, PhD, MBA, FACHE, President, Memorial Health System Hospital Group President and CEO, Memorial Medical Center
Alyssa Schmidt, Director, Compliance and Medical Staff Affairs, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
or Submit your concern to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital management by clicking here.

You also have the right to report any concerns to The Joint Commission. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is committed to high-quality patient-centered care. Our nationally recognized quality efforts aim to provide our patients with not only the safest, highest quality of care, but a singularly great patient experience.