What is Joint Commission Accreditation?
The Joint Commission accredits SwedishAmerican Health System: SwedishAmerican Hospital, SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere, SwedishAmerican Medical Group and Home Care.
Joint Commission accreditation means that a hospital voluntarily sought accreditation and met national health, quality and safety standards. The Joint Commission conducts on-site surveys to review the hospital’s medical and nursing care, physical condition, life safety program, special care units, pharmacy services, infection control practices and other areas that affect patient care.
At SwedishAmerican, we understand how important reliable information is to you and your family when making healthcare decisions. Visit the Joint Commission Web site to learn more about quality and safety in healthcare.
Primary Stroke Care Center
SwedishAmerican Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Primary Stroke Care Center by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes our dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the organization for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
Lung Cancer Center
SwedishAmerican Hospital is among the first in the nation to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ by demonstrating compliance with the organization’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care for lung cancer. Prior to receiving the recognition, SwedishAmerican underwent rigorous preparation for the on-site survey. The hospital and outpatient clinic sites were evaluated for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including program management, delivery of clinical care, supporting patient self-management, clinical information management and performance measurement. We have achieved this distinction as a “Lung Cancer Center of Excellence” through an integrated approach to providing world-class lung cancer care.