Awards & Accreditations
At Vail Health, we strive to always improve the quality of care we provide to our patients and continue to be recognized for our patients' positive experiences.

Vail Health Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that aims to continuously improve health care for the public.
 
Following is a list of additional awards and accreditations Vail Health Hospital and services of Vail Health Hospital have recently received.
  • The Joint Commission
  • Level 3 Trauma Center designation by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Vail Valley Partnership 2010-2011 Corporate Citizenship Award
  • 2017 The Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals - one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics 
  • 2016 The Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals - one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics 
 
  • MRI - American College of Radiology Accreditation
  • PET Scanner at Shaw Cancer Center - American College of Radiology Accreditation
  • PET Scanner at VVMC - American College of Radiology Accreditation
  • AVATAR Best Practice Award - Ultrasound
  • AVATAR Best Practice Award - CT and Diagnostic Imaging
  • AVATAR Innovation Award - CT and Imaging Reception Area
  • AVATAR Innovation Award - MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine - American College of Radiology Accreditation
 
Cardiovascular - CAP Accreditation American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification
College of American Pathologists accreditation - Vail Health laboratory
COLA Accreditation - Edwards laboratory and Gypsum Urgent Care laboratory
2015 Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accreditation
    Shaw Cancer Center provides high-quality, compassionate cancer care. Shaw has been specifically designed to provide a comforting, safe, healing environment accented by cascading waterfalls, healing gardens, soothing music, comfortable furnishings and the inspiring Rocky Mountains.  Shaw is the premier cancer center for destination cancer care, local residents and second homeowners. By combining the expertise of highly trained physicians and cancer specialists with advanced technology and the healing powers of nature, compassion, fitness and nutrition, Shaw Cancer Center provides an innovative, holistic approach that empowers cancer patients to become cancer survivors. Shaw Cancer Center has been awarded the esteemed Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation with commendations, one of the highest level that can be achieved.
  • Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) QOPI Cert
    Shaw has been recognized with a certification for its commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement. Comprised of academic oncologists and quality experts, QOPI incorporates measures and standards based on clinical guidelines and published standards for quality oncology care. More
     
  • Chartrounds Project
    Dr. Patricia Hardenbergh, the director of radiation oncology at Shaw Cancer Center, was awarded a $1.35 million grant by the American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation® and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to improve cancer treatment for those living in rural areas. To learn more, read "Small Town, Big City Care." Dr. Hardenbergh also received the Clinical Excellence Award from Vail Valley Medical Center in 2012.
  • The American College of Radiology
    Sonnenalp Breast Center is an American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. ACR is the country's FDA-approved accrediting body for mammography, and Center of Excellence seal is the highest accreditation achievable by breast imaging centers. We are fully accredited in:
  • Mammography
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast Ultrasound Biopsy
  • Compliant with The Mammography Quality Standards Act.
     
  • The Mammography Quality Standards Act
    Sonnenalp Breast Center fulfills The Mammography Quality Standards Act, which requires mammography facilities across the nation to meet uniform quality standards.