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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Our accreditations

Our Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) national network of cancer hospitals has earned accreditation and certification for delivering high-quality care and exceeding patient safety standards from numerous renowned health care organizations, which are described below.

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The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation reflects a commitment to providing safe and effective patient care and a willingness to voluntarily undergo rigorous, unannounced onsite surveys. Compliance with standards related to areas such as patient rights, environment of care, infection prevention, leadership, and medication management, to name a few, is required as part of the accreditation process. As part of the accreditation process, should patients have any patient safety or quality concerns, The Joint Commission may be contacted through jointcommission.org or by calling 800-994-6610.

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program

The QOPI Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), provides a certification for outpatient practices that meet the benchmarks for breast, colorectal, non-small cell lung, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, gynecologic and prostate cancers. This seal designates those practices that not only scored high on the key QOPI quality measures but also meet rigorous chemotherapy safety standards established by ASCO and the Oncology Nursing Society.

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

The COC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. CoC standards require facilities to create meaningful processes for implementation of patient-centered care.

Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence (NQMBC)

NQMBCThe NQMBC Program uses various quality indicators to evaluate breast programs in the areas of imaging, surgery, cancer registry, pathology, radiation and patient satisfaction.  This certification is currently exclusive to CTCA Chicago.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those centers that are voluntarily committed to providing the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast and include a rigorous evaluation of areas such as program leadership, use of evidence-based practices, surgery, imaging and quality improvement process, to name a few. Our hospitals in Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix and Tulsa currently maintain this accreditation; CTCA Philadelphia anticipates accreditation in 2019.

American College of Radiology Imaging Accreditation

CTCA centers are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR accreditation helps assure that the highest level of image quality and safety are adhered to by documenting that providers meet requirements for equipment, medical personnel and quality assurance. All CTCA centers hospitals have earned accreditation in radiation oncology, along with various imaging modalities, including mammography, CT, PET, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI and, as appropriate, breast MRI, breast ultrasound and stereotactic breast biopsy.

Stem Cell Transplant and Cell Therapy Program FACT Accreditation

CTCA Chicago and Philadelphia are accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), which is the threshold for excellence in cellular therapy, including bone marrow or cord blood transplant. FACT, an internationally recognized accrediting body for hospitals that perform stem cell transplants, recognizes excellence with respect to clinical care, donor management, apheresis collection, processing, storage, transportation, autologous administration and cell release.

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program accredits the entire spectrum of laboratory test disciplines with the most scientifically rigorous customized checklist requirements. Serving as the gold standard, this accreditation ensures compliance with laboratory standards and safety measures and maintains staff proficiency. The laboratory at CTCA Chicago also is recognized CAP-accredited biorepository programs. This laboratory collects, processes and stores biospecimens to support future scientific investigation.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet Recognition)

Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet status is considered the highest honor a hospital can achieve for its nursing programs. Of the nearly 6,000 hospitals in the United States, fewer than 9 percent have Magnet Recognition. CTCA Chicago has achieved this designation, and each of the other CTCA centers is currently in pursuit.