It is an honor to be recognized for creating a top-notch environment of care for our patients and sharing information about our services so we can help as many people as possible.

Joint Commission

Following an intensive review process we were nationally recognized for excellence with certification and accreditation by The Joint Commission.

In addition, Sheltering Arms earned Disease-Specific Care Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation by The Joint Commission – with no recommendations for improvement. Certification and the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission mean that Sheltering Arms’ stroke rehabilitation program complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care.

We strive at all times to provide top-notch rehabilitative services in an environment that is safe and inviting for our patients. Accreditation and certification by The Joint Commission are recognized nationwide as symbols of upholding this commitment. Please click here for a public notice regarding the quality of care in our facilities.

Awards

Virginia Living Top Hospitals 2019

Sheltering Arms received Top Honors in Virginia Living magazine’s annual list of the Commonwealth’s top hospitals and hospital systems. Editors conduct thorough research on more than 200 facilities focusing on patient reviews, national and state rankings and other factors that contribute to outstanding health care delivery. As a result of the publication’s research, Sheltering Arms was recognized for excellence and innovation in patient care.
 
 
 

Expertise Best Physical Therapists

expertise sheltering arms awardSheltering Arms was named among the top 15 physical therapy providers in the Richmond area by Expertise.com. Fifty-eight providers were reviewed and scored on more than 25 variables across five categories including reputation, credibility, experience, availability and professionalism. Results were analyzed yielding a handpicked list of the top physical therapy providers to connect people with the best local experts.
 
 
 

Richmond Magazine Top Docs

Richmond VA Top Docs 2020 Winner Sheltering ArmsFor the third consecutive year, Hillary Hawkins, MD, and Albert Jones, MD, were recognized as Top Docs in the physical medicine and rehabilitation category of the magazine’s annual awards. The publication surveys Richmond’s medical community in 90 categories and shares the doctors they would visit or recommend to their friends or loved ones. Our physicians were voted as two of the top five in their category out of 1,175 profession
 
 
 

Best Bedside Manner Awards

OurHealth Richmond magazine’s annual Best Bedside Manner Awards honor medical providers who are voted for by the local community based on their kindness, empathy and attentiveness. Seven Sheltering Arms clinicians won awards:

  • Samuel Clanton, MD, PhD: Silver, Physical Medicine
  • Amanda Lyons, PT, DPT, NCS: Silver, Physical Therapy
  • Joelle Makon, MD: Bronze, Physical Medicine
  • Timothy Silver, MD: Honorable Mention, Physical Medicine
  • Allison Waddell, PT, DPT, OCS: Honorable Mention, Physical Therapy
  • Erin Nowlin, NP: Honorable Mention, Nurse Practitioner
  • Deb Hill-Barlow, PhD: Honorable Mention, Psychology and Counseling

Senior Living Awards

OurHealth Richmond annually recognizes health communities and services for exceptional senior care. In 2019, Sheltering Arms was honored in the following categories:

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation: Gold
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation: Gold
  • Stroke Care: Gold
  • Post-Acute Rehabilitation Services: Silver
  • Speech Therapy: Silver

Virginia HAI Advisory Group Antibiotic Stewardship Excellence

Sheltering Arms’ Antimicrobial Stewardship Program was awarded bronze by the Virginia Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Advisory Group. Our program meets the criteria for bronze status as indicated by the Virginia Antimicrobial Stewardship Honor Roll for acute care hospitals. Due to our participation in statewide antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, we were also awarded a star. The status and star are indicated on the Virginia HAI Advisory website to designate facilities compliant with antibiotics stewardship.
 

The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™

We were also honored recently as one of “The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States.” This annual award recognizes employers that display leadership and innovation toward engaging their employees. With this award, Sheltering Arms joins the ranks of some very large and well known companies, such as Zappos, Cisco Systems, Inc. and Alcoa.

Marketing Awards

Sheltering Arms was honored with three Aster Awards for excellence in healthcare marketing, five Healthcare Advertising Awards, and two APEX Awards.