Awards & Recognition

Best-In-Class Employer

HR Solutions Best in Class Employer Seal

HR Solutions, a company that conducts employee surveys and is endorsed by the American Hospital Association, has awarded Kadlec a “Best in Class” seal for its high ratings in employee satisfaction. Kadlec scored in the top 10% of attracting, engaging and empowering employees. That translates into motivated employees providing optimum care for patients.

Blue Distinction Centers®

Premera Blue Cross Designated Blue Distinction Center: Spine Surgery

Facilities designated as Blue Distinction Centers® for Spine Surgery demonstrate expertise in cervical and lumbar fusion, cervical laminectomy and lumbar laminectomy/discectomy procedures, resulting in fewer patient complications and readmissions compared to other hospitals. All designated facilities must maintain national accreditation.


Healthgrades Patient Safety Award 2020

Kadlec Regional Medical Center awarded the Patient Safety for Excellence Award for the second year in a row by Healthgrades.

U.S. News & World Report Magazine

Kadlec Regional Medical Center was named Best Hospital in Central Washington by U.S. News & World Report Magazine for second year in a row. 

Joint Commission certification in hip and knee replacement

Joint Commission Gold Seal

Kadlec’s Joint Care Center received the Joint Commission certification in hip and knee replacement. Kadlec is the first hospital in the Tri-Cities to receive this certification.

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

Achieving Joint Commission certification in joint replacement for hip and knee means we are taking a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.

See how Kadlec was rated in Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports rates hospitals nationwide for Safety. See how Kadlec rates.

Architectural Award

We are pleased to announce that the Kadlec Regional Medical Center Don and Lori Watts Pediatric Unit project (submitted by Curtis Group Architects) has been selected as a featured Building of America Award case study. The case study will appear on the homepage at Each project featured will show how it is making a difference for its community.