Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) is accredited by several renowned professional healthcare organizations that supervise the quality of cancer care.
The Joint Commision
Western 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.
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.
Breast program accreditation
Western earned a three-year full accreditation for our breast program from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Western was the first breast cancer center in the state of Arizona to receive this accreditation.
Western joins the list of fewer than 500 breast cancer centers in the United States to receive this accreditation, three of which are other CTCA hospitals.
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 categories for these standards include breast center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.
Western is also accredited by the following professional healthcare organizations:
- College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA)
- American College of Radiology Mammography Accredited Facility
- American College of Radiology Computed Tomography Accredited Facility
- American College of Radiology Nuclear Medicine Accredited Facility
- American College of Radiology Positron Emission Tomography Accredited Facility
- American College of Radiology Magnetic Resonance Imaging Accredited Facility
- American College of Radiology Radiation Oncology Accredited Facility
Our hospital has also received the following awards:
- 2010 Westmarc Best of the West – Health Care Service To Communities Award
- 2010 Westmarc Emerging Leader Award – Molly Stockley
- 2011 Named one of the Valley’s Healthiest Employers; selected based on our outstanding health and wellness program and for our innovative strategies for keeping our workforce healthy
- 2010 Western recognized as Arizona’s Hospital of the Year at the Health Care Leadership Awards
- 2010 Service to Communities Health & Wellness Winner: CTCA
- 2010 Winner of AZ Business Magazine’s Healthcare Leadership Award for Hospital of the Year: Cancer Treatment Centers of America
- Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty Under 40, Class of 2011 – Molly Stockley
- 2011 Winner of AZ Business Magazine’s Healthcare Leadership Award for Hospital Executive
- 2011 Winner of AZ Business Magazine’s Healthcare Leadership Award for Community Outreach: Molly Stockley
- Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty Under 40, Class of 2012 – Elizabeth Maribito
- 2012 Winner of AZ Business Magazine’s Healthcare Leadership Award for Volunteer of the Year: Jean Reynolds
- 2012 Winner of AZ Business Magazine’s Healthcare Leadership Award for Hospital Administrator of the Year: Dr. Edgar Staren
- 2012 Named one of the 100 Best Companies in Arizona by BestCompaniesAZ
- American Association for Respiratory Care – Quality Respiratory Care Recognition
- 2012 Named one of the top 40 Most Admired Companies in Arizona by AZ Business Magazine
- 2012 Named a Best Place to Work in the Valley by the Phoenix Business Journal
- 2012 Recipient of the Univision Radio - Phoenix and Valle del Sol's Hispanic 40 Under 40 Award: Jody Galindo
- 2013 Recipient of the ONS Employer Recognition Award from the Oncology Nursing Society
- 2013 Named number one cancer treatment center in Arizona as part of the 2013 Ranking Arizona list in Arizona Business Magazine
- 2013 Winner of AZ Business Magazine’s Healthcare Leadership Award for Physician of the Year: Dr. Walter Quan, Jr.
- 2013 Winner of AZ Business Magazine’s Healthcare Leadership Award for Special Achievement: Executive Chef Frank Caputo
- 2013 Phoenix Business Journal's Forty Under 40, Class of 2013 - Dr. Glen J. Weiss
- 2013 IMPACT Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence in the Large Business Category from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
- 2013 Named one of the top 40 Most Admired Companies in Arizona by AZ Business Magazine
- 2013 Recipient of the Univision Radio-Phoenix and Valle del Sol’s Hispanic 40 Under 40 Award: Jesus Canez
- 2013 Named on of the Best Respiratory Care Departments of 2013 by RT Magazine
- 2013 Top Gastroenterologist from the International Association of Healthcare Professionals: Dr. Jeffrey Weber