Accreditations and Certifications
It’s not a secret that Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare is committed to providing the highest quality care. And now our commitment has been noticed. Exceptional care for you and your family is available right here in Elmhurst. See for yourself.
2009 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award
The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Cancer Program is among a select group of programs across the country to receive the 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Established in 2004, this award is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. Less than 20 percent of the programs surveyed in 2009 received the award.
We received this award following the successful three-year renewal of our approval with commendation as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. We have been accredited by the Commission on Cancer since 1970.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
The Breast Center of Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare has been recognized for demonstrating a firm commitment to offering our patients every significant medical advantage in the battle against breast disease. We were among the first 100 programs in the nation to receive a full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
- We are fully qualified to offer the full spectrum of interdisciplinary care to patients with breast disease.
- Our patients are afforded the most currently available forms of evaluation, treatment and follow-up care.
- We have passed a rigorous evaluation by independent clinical surveyors, who have awarded us their nationally recognized seal of approval.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital is also a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence after having received a three-year term of accreditation from the American College of Radiology. This recognition means that we have displayed excellence in breast imaging by successfully achieving accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital received Joint Commission certification in several clinical areas, earning the Gold Seal of Approval for our inpatient diabetes, stroke, acute myocardial infarction and heart failure programs.
We are one of only two organizations in the state to receive advanced certification in inpatient diabetes and one of only four in the state to be certified in acute myocardial infarction.
Receiving the stroke distinction makes us a Primary Stroke Center, which means our program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for our patients.