All acute care or general hospitals are licensed by the state to provide care within the minimum health and safety standards established by regulation and rule. The Department of Health enforces the standards by conducting periodic surveys of these facilities.
A hospital may seek accreditation by an approved accrediting body such as the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is the nation's largest not-for-profit health care regulating organization. The Joint Commission* is an accrediting agency that evaluates the quality and safety of care for more than 15,000 health care organizations.
The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Achievement of certification signifies that the services we provide the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes. It is the best signal to our community that the quality care we provide is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.
In 1995, Washington State established a five level trauma system using designations established by the American College of Surgeons. The higher the level, the more highly trained the staff is and the more advanced the facility with Level I being the highest achievable. As a Level III Trauma Center, Kadlec Regional Medical Center meets the state's criteria for high level of 24-hour trauma emergency, operative and critical care services. It provides prompt assessment, resuscitation, emergency surgery and stabilization of trauma victims.
Kadlec provides trauma rehabilitation services with qualified staff who are in-house or available for treatment every day when indicated in the rehabilitation plan. We provide diagnostic services with staff who are licensed, registered, certified, or degreed. Additionally, Kadlec has an outreach program regarding trauma rehabilitation care, consisting of telephone and on-site consultations with physicians and other health care professionals in the community and outlying areas and has a formal program of continuing trauma rehabilitation care education, both in-house and outreach, provided for nurses and allied health care professionals.
This mark demonstrates that Kadlec’s laboratory provides quality care under the auspices of the CAP accreditation program requirements and is a symbol of excellence. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society that serves more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely recognized as the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care.
The Washington State Legislature has declared that all pharmacies shall be subject to periodic inspections to determine compliance with the laws regulating the practice of pharmacy. Each inspected pharmacy receives a classification rating which will depend upon the extent of that pharmacy's compliance with the inspection standards. Ratings are classified as "Class A" - for inspection scores of 90 to 100, "Conditional" - for inspection scores of 80 to 89 and "Unsatisfactory" - for inspection scores below 80.
Kadlec Clinic Hematology and Oncology is a QOPI® Certified Practice. The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification serves as a designation from the QOPI Certification Program (QCP™), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, for hematology-oncology practices that meet defined quality and safety standards. QCP provides a three-year certification to high performing practices, and requires ongoing participation in data abstraction, as defined by QCP in the QOPI® program throughout the 3-year term. To learn how an oncology practice achieves QOPI® Certification, visit qopi.asco.org/certification.
The cancer program at Kadlec Regional Medical Center has earned three-year accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. This accreditation assures patients that they are receiving care that meets the highest standards.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services used to meet the needs for the best possible outcomes for patients. CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Providers that meet their standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.
Since 1987, the ACR has accredited more than 35,000 facilities in 10 different imaging modalities. The ACR offers accreditation programs in CT, MRI, breast MRI, nuclear medicine and PET as mandated under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) as well as for modalities mandated under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).
Certified Mammography Facilities meet baseline quality standards for equipment, personnel and practices under the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 (MQSA) and subsequent Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Act (MQSRA) amendments.
The American Diabetes Association certification assures patients they are receiving state-of-the-art information about diabetes management from expert staff. The certification gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of the services they provide and it helps consumers identify these quality programs.
The AACVPR Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certification process is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies. AACVPR certification demonstrates Kadlec’s program is aligned with current guidelines as approved by the AACVPR for the appropriate and effective early outpatient care of patients with cardiac or pulmonary issues.
Planetree Designation represents the highest level of achievement in patient-/person-centered care based on evidence and standards. The Planetree Designation Program is the only program to formally recognize excellence in patient- and person-centered