Nation’s largest accrediting body in health care awards HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care

April 29, 2024 

GREEN BAY, Wis. – HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care (ACPC), in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

“This certification from The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care, underscores the high-quality care we provide to women and babies before, during and after birth every day at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital,” said Ken Nelson, Chief Nursing Officer, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital. “We take a thoughtful, multidisciplinary approach and follow best practices to ensure the best possible experiences and outcomes for our patients.”

HSHS St. Vincent Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review in February 2024 as part of the certification process. Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care recognizes HSHS St. Vincent Hospital’s efforts to achieve integrated, coordinated and patient-centered prenatal through postpartum care, including for both complicated and uncomplicated pregnancies. The certification uses standards, guidelines and The Joint Commission’s perinatal care measure set for managing and monitoring aspects of perinatal care that are critical to improving and maintaining the health of newborns and their mothers. 

“Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care recognizes healthcare organizations committed to striving for excellence and fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. “We commend HSHS St. Vincent Hospital for using The Joint Commission certification process to reduce variation in clinical processes and to strengthen its clinical program to drive safer, higher quality and more compassionate care for individuals served.”

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About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, 835 S. Van Buren St. in Green Bay, Wis., offers a comprehensive range of high-quality health care services. It is home to Green Bay’s first and only dedicated children’s hospital, a Level II trauma center, a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, state-of-the-art cancer care and research, cardiac care, women’s care and much more. HSHS St. Vincent Hospital has served Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888, when it was established as Green Bay’s first hospital by the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. It is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), based in Springfield, Ill. To learn more about HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, please visit:

About Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS)
Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is a Catholic health care ministry founded in 1875. Dedicated to our Mission to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through high-quality Franciscan health care, HSHS clinicians provide exceptional care centered on the whole person. Based in Springfield, Illinois, HSHS employs more than 11,000 colleagues who provide care in 13 acute-care, children’s and critical-access hospitals and home health and hospice programs in Central and Southern Illinois and Eastern Wisconsin. HSHS is aligned with more than 1,000 primary and specialty physicians and advanced practitioners through its owned affiliates HSHS Medical Group and Prairie Cardiovascular and its partnership with Prevea Health. For more information about HSHS, visit
Nation’s largest accrediting body in health care awards HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Advanced Certifica
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