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Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) 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.
What is The Joint Commission?
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.
In January 2008, Midwestern completed its first unannounced Joint Commission survey. The hospital earned exemplary marks from The Joint Commission team of surveyors.
CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center is also accredited by the following professional healthcare organizations:
- American Association of Blood Banks
- College of American Pathologists
- American College of Radiology
- American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
- American College of Radiology
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act
- Intersocietal Accreditation Commission - Echocardiography & Vascular Testing
Breast Program Certification
CTCA Hospital in Illinois 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.
Breast Program Accreditation
In 2010, Midwestern was awarded a three-year full accreditation for our breast program from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Our hospital is one of only 232 accredited breast centers countrywide.
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.
Accreditation with Commendation Award
In October 2011, Midwestern received the Accreditation with Commendation Award. The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer conducts this survey every three years. The survey of our cancer program took place on June 2, 2011.
The accreditation is a voluntary commitment by a cancer program. In order to receive accreditation, a cancer program needs to show that:
Its patients have access to the full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and support patients with cancer and their families
The cancer program continually evaluates its performance and takes proactive corrective action when necessary, reaffirming its commitment to provide the highest quality cancer care.
Recognitions and memberships
Midwestern has also earned membership from the Association of Community Cancer Centers.