Commitment to Quality

We don’t just think we have great physicians and staff.

We have proof.

We are constantly improving our services and expanding our offerings so the Onslow community can receive the best care possible. Over the last six years we have been earning accreditations, certifications and recognition for many of the high-quality medical services we offer. It's a commitment to quality experienced by the 83,000+ people we treat each year. Read about the different things going on here and the exciting new ways medical science can help you get to the healthiest version of yourself.



Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM


The award recognizes hospital excellence in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stays. This distinction places OMH among the top five percent of all hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about hospitals and physicians. Learn more>

American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines® Gold Plus with Honor Roll-Stroke Program


Onslow earned this award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for more than 24 consecutive months. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.

American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement - Heart Failure


Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for 2 consecutive calendar years. This is Onslow's third year in a row receiving the Gold-level award.

ACR-Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center


We have proudly been designated as a top quality provider of safe, effective diagnostic imaging for individuals at high-risk for lung cancer. As an ACR-designated lung cancer screening center, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to providing high-quality screening care and patient safety. Learn more here.

Commission on Cancer
Accreditation with Commendations

This was an exciting distinction for the hospital. Not only was Onslow Memorial recognized for providing top-level cancer care, it also earned seven commendations for excellence. Learn more by clicking here. Or hear what our patients are saying about our Cancer Care by clicking here.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care

Onslow Memorial Hospital is proud to have received the highest national designation in maternity care given by the Blue Cross Blue Shielf Association: Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care award for 2020. This marks OMH’s fifth consecutive year receiving the honor, after being recognized first in 2016. Read more about this recognition here. Or learn more about our maternity services here.


Accreditation in Mammography by the American College of Radiology

This gold standard in medical imaging certifies our facility meets the highest level of patient safety standards and mammogram image quality, demonstrating our commitment to quality care and patient safety. Our facility and staff have completed a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Learn more about our radiology services here or our mammogram technology here.


Vascular Testing Accredited Facility

Onslow Memorial has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the areas of Peripheral Arterial Testing, Peripheral Venous Testing, and Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing. This latest accreditation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in vascular testing. Read more about our cardiology services here.

Gold Seal of Approval for
our Stroke Program

We have put in place equipment and processes to compliment our expert staff on the care of stroke victims. The result was the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for our Stroke Program. Learn more about this distinction here.

12 Consecutive Months
Without a Catheter-Associated UTI

This means Onslow Memorial is working hard to keep patients from getting catheter-associated urinary tract infections while in the hospital. Our number one goal is to keep patients safe and get them well. We’re proud to have achieved this milestone.


Onslow Memorial Hospital is proud to be one of the top hospitals that have reduced NC’s early elective delivery (EED) rate from 4% of births to just 1%, according to the NC Quality Center, an affiliate of the North Carolina Hospital Association. In fact, our EED delivery rate is now at 0%.

Learn more about our Labor and Delivery services here.

Accreditation by the Joint Commission

Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high performance standards. Learn more about this hospital recognition here.

Score for Optimal Pneumonia Care

Making Onslow Memorial safe is our top priority. That’s why we’ve taken measures and instilled systems that ensure the best results for your health and wellness. It’s a commitment that has been validated by this score, which puts us at or above the US. National Average.

Grade 'A' Hospital Safety Scores 


Onslow Memorial earned an 'A' grade seven consecutive times in the Spring & Fall 2015, Spring & Fall 2016, Spring & Fall 2017, and the Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Grade national rankings. The Hospital Safety Grade is the gold standard rating for patient safety in areas such as errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts. Learn more here.


Accreditation in CT by the American College of Radiology

Onslow Memorial has been awarded accreditation in Computed Tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. We are proud to have earned this distinction and will continue our commitment to providing excellence in diagnostic imaging and patient care. Click here to learn more about our radiology services.