Awards & Accreditation

Wilkes Regional Medical Center has received the following awards:

JCAHO Quality Award

2004 Hospital Quality Alliance Participant – you may review our hospital quality report at where we are ranked above most accredited organizations for our care of Pneumonia patients.

Certificate of Excellence

For achieving and sustaining 100% on Multiple Quality Measures for Acute MI – awarded by Medical Review of North Carolina in January of 2005.

CareScout Award

For the WRMC Skilled Nursing Unit – The WRMC Skilled Nursing Unit qualified for the CareScout’s top performer list after earning an “AAA” state rating and maintaining that rating for a four (4) year historical mark of consecutive “AAA” current state ratings. Of the 16,400 government certified nursing home facilities in the United States, only 151 have received this honor.

The Joint Commission Accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety Wilkes Regional Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

WRMC sought accreditation for our organization, including the Laboratory because we want to demonstrate our commitment to safety and quality care. We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward excellence.

The JCAHO's complaint hotline number for healthcare professional callers and general public callers is 1-800-994-6610.

For more information on The Joint Commission please visit their website at

Women's Choice Award for Emergency Care                                                              

Wilkes Regional Medical Center has been named a recipient of a 2017 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s “Best Hospitals for Emergency Care.”

With 320 hospitals nationwide recognized for emergency care, the distinction places WRMC in the top 8 percent of the 3,725 emergency rooms that report data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Women's Choice Award for Best Emergency Care

The Leapfrog Group                                                                        

Wilkes Regional Medical Center (WRMC) has earned an “A,” the top grade possible for patient safety from a national healthcare consumer education organization.

The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Scores were released.  The scores signify how well hospitals keep patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. This is the fifth consecutive time WRMC has earned the top grade.  Wilkes Regional is the only hospital in the region to receive "Straight A's" since the fall of 2013.