Accreditations & Awards
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) cancer hospitals are accredited by a number of renowned professional healthcare organizations, including some or all of the following:
- The Joint Commission
- American Association of Blood Banks
- College of American Pathologists
- American College of Radiology
- American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- ADA’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
- National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
- American College of Radiology’s CT Accreditation Program
- American College of Radiology's Mammography Accreditation Program
- American College of Radiology’s MRI Accreditation Program
- American College of Radiology's Nuclear Medicine Accreditation Program
- American College of Radiology’s PET Accreditation Program
- American College of Radiology’s PET/CT Accreditation Program
- American College of Radiology's Ultrasound Accreditation Program
Recognitions & Memberships
CTCA has earned the following recognitions/memberships:
- Department of Environmental Quality
- National College of Naturopathic Medicine
The Joint Commission
CTCA® is accredited by The Joint Commission (formerly Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, or JCAHO) with Full Standards Compliance. This accreditation decision is awarded to a healthcare organization that demonstrates satisfactory compliance with applicable Joint Commission standards in all performance areas.
Established in 1951, The Joint Commission provides the “gold standard” seal of hospital approval in healthcare. Joint Commission-accredited hospitals must pass a rigorous onsite evaluation. Joint Commission surveys address the hospital’s performance in key areas, such as patient rights and patient treatment.
Breast Program Accreditation
CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center and CTCA at Western Regional Medical Center have each been awarded three-year full accreditations for our breast programs from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
The NAPBC has established 27 standards that breast centers must meet to assure all patients with breast disease receive the highest quality of care.
The 27 standards include breast center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.
CTCA Hospitals Named Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™
In September 2012, CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center achieved the certification level as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™.
Our breast center is the only center in Illinois, and one of only 33 centers in the country, to achieve this level of certification by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program® (NQMBC), cementing the hospital's position as a national leader in breast cancer care.
CTCA Recognized as a Leader in Patient Care and Safety
In 2006, The Joint Commission published a Case Study documenting CTCA's Lean Thinking improvements in the pharmacy department. At CTCA, lean thinking is applied to improve processes, eliminate waste, and improve patient care and safety.
The pharmacy was able to reduce lab draw time to received-in-lab by 60 percent, decrease process steps by 50 percent, reduce walking distance in the lab by 83 percent, and decrease turnaround time from 61 minutes to 47 minutes, a 23 percent improvement.
In addition, practitioner and patient face-to-face contact increased 50 percent by re-evaluating the scheduling process. Today, CTCA is applying global lean thinking strategy within all departments in a continual attempt to provide patients with the Mother Standard® of care.
CTCA Facilities Meet or Exceed Laboratory Requirements
The College of Pathologists (CAP), a private not-for-profit accrediting organization that has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), biannually inspects CTCA laboratories to ensure they meet or exceed their requirements for the Laboratory Accreditation Program.
Outstanding Achievement Award from Commission on Cancer (CoC)
The American College of Surgeons has recognized the cancer program at CTCA for treatment programs that meet or exceed the national standard in providing quality care to cancer patients.
AABB Accredits Transfusion Services and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Laboratory
The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) is a biannual survey that ensures the quality and safety of collecting, processing, distributing, and administering blood, blood products, and stem cells.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Biannually, an unannounced inspector from the Food and Drug Administration reviews any process, procedure, documentation CTCA has on record to ensure all patient safety standards are followed and met.