Healing Hospital designation was established as a recognition conferred by the Baptist Healing Trust (Healing Trust) starting in 2005. The concept is grounded in work done at Nashville's Baptist Hospital (now St. Thomas Midtown) during 1998-2002 when Mr. Chapman was President & CEO. Mr. Chapman announced the launching of the New Healing Hospital at Baptist in 2001. The healing hospital work, including name usage, books, films & related materials, were transferred from the Hospital to the Healing Trust & then to the Erie Chapman Foundation after Mr. Chapman retired from the Trust in 2010.
A number of hospitals have been named as Healing under the foundation's new Healing Hospital Certification(tm) process. Recently, the foundation updated is recognition system to include Bronze, Silver & Gold Level (Highest) certification.* Under this system recent Healing Hospital Certifications have been awarded to:
Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Sacramento, California - Bronze Level Baylor Grapevine Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health System - Gold Level
Healing Hospital CEO of the Year, 2019: Chris York, Baylor Grapevine Medical Center
Prior Healing Hospital CEOs of the Year include: George Mikitarian, Parrish Medical Center Laurie Harting, Dignity Health System Jason Barker, St. Joseph Health System
Previously honored Healing Hospitals include: Baptist Hospital (St. Thomas Midtown) Nashville, Tennessee (Founding Healing Hospital) Parrish Medical Center, Titusville, Florida (three times) Mercy Gilbert Hospital, Gilbert (Phoenix) Arizona Saint Vincent Hospital, Billings, Montana Bingham Memorial Hospital, Blackfoot, Idaho Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio St. Mary Medical Center, Apple Valley California
Other hospitals described as healing by the foundation include: The Mayo Clinic (Rochester Campuses) The Cleveland Clinic (which adopted the Radical Loving Care & Servants Heart criteria under their names) Beth Israel, Boston
*Since designations are for one year at a time, not all hospitals are currently certified.