Accreditations and Recognitions
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Southeastern) is accredited by several renowned professional healthcare organizations that supervise the quality of cancer care.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
The Breast Center for Advanced Oncology at Southeastern received a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation is granted to centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. Accredited breast centers are dedicated to enhancing the care they provide by addressing patient-centered needs and measuring the quality of the care they deliver.
Commission on Cancer
Southeastern is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), with the silver level commendation—the highest level of commendation possible for a new program. The CoC recognizes cancer programs for their commitment to providing high-quality, comprehensive and integrative patient centered care.CoC accredited cancer programs are dedicated to providing the best in patient-centered care. This accreditation recognizes programs that meet the CoC standards and are dedicated to prevention, research and education.
The Joint Commission
Southeastern is currently accredited by The Joint Commission 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.
In 2015, The Joint Commission recognized Southeastern as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®, using data from 2014. The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the changes of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions. Specifically, Southeastern was recognized for its surgical care and venous thromboembolism (VTE) performance measure sets.
- Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
- Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least
30 denominator cases; and
- Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.
Established in 1951, The Joint Commission (formerly Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, or JCAHO) provides the “gold standard” seal of hospital approval in healthcare. Joint Commission-accredited hospitals must pass a rigorous on-site evaluation. Joint Commission surveys address the hospital’s performance in key areas, such as patient rights and patient treatment.
Quality Oncology Practice Initiative
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Southeastern) has been recognized by the QOPI Certification Program (QCP™), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), as successfully completing a three-year certification program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care. QCP builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®).
QOPI is a voluntary, self-assessment and improvement program launched by ASCO in 2006 to hematology-oncology and medical oncology practices assess the quality of the care they provide to patients. Oncologists can achieve certification by meeting the highest standards of care.
Southeastern is also accredited by the following professional health care organizations:
- American College of Radiology Radiation Oncology Accredited Facility
- American College of Radiology Mammography Accredited Facility
- American College of Radiology MRI Accredited Facility
- American College of Radiology Computed Tomography Accredited Facility
- American College of Radiology Positron Emission Tomography Accredited Facility
- American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
- American College of Radiology Breast Ultrasound
- American College of Radiology Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Public Health Service/
Food and Drug Administration Certified Mammography Facility
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA)
- College of American Pathologists
Southeastern has received the following awards:
- 2016, 2015 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence AwardSM in Patient Experience
- 2016 Clinical Center of Excellence in Pain Management by the American Pain Society
- 2016 Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR)
- 2016 Castle Connolly Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine: George Daneker (since 2011); Rabih Bechara (since 2009); Scott Shelfo (since 2013); Daniel Miller (since 2007, 2009-); Kelly Manahan (since 2013); John Geisler (since 2011); Ritwick Panicker (since 2015); Kevin Watkins (since 2013)
- 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Top Workplaces in Metro Atlanta (in top 10), The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- 2015 Top Performer by The Joint Commission
- 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Who’s Who in Healthcare, Atlanta Business Chronicle: Anne Meisner
- 2015, 2014, 2013 Top Workplaces in Metro Atlanta, Atlanta Journal Constitution
- 2012 Top Doctors, US News and World Report: George Daneker, Jr., MD