Clinical Quality and Accreditations
High-Quality Care is in our DNA
As part of our mission of Making Communities Healthier® and our guiding principles of providing high-quality patient care, a continual focus on quality and clinical accreditations is paramount to our success and your health.
Our Quality Management team works year-round to ensure every area of our hospital meets the highest standards of safety and care for you and your loved ones. We are proud to highlight the achievements and accreditations of our healthcare team at Sumner Regional.
Sumner Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.
American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
Offered in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association achieving Primary Stroke Center (PSC) Certification means you’re making exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes.
It's a signal to your community that the quality of care you provide meets the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.
Joint Commission National Quality Gold Seal of Approval
Our facility voluntarily underwent a thorough evaluation by The Joint Commission. The goal of the evaluation? To see if our facility meets the Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care. By meeting these standards, our facility received The Gold Seal of Approval® – an internationally recognized symbol of quality.
Accreditation and certification by The Joint Commission are considered the gold standard in health care. Specially trained health care professionals who are experts in their fields visited this facility to conduct a review that monitors how well our staff:
- Provide a safe environment for your care
- Educate you about the risks and options for your diagnosis and treatment
- Protect your rights as a patient, including your privacy rights
- Evaluate your condition, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment
- Protect you against infection
- Plan for emergency situations
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Sumner Reginal Medical Center earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.
American Heart Association’s Target: StrokeSM Elite award
To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.
American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Honor Roll award
To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed with more than 90 % of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.”
Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI
ACC Accreditation Services, the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology
The PCI designation means that we use a specialized treatment called percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) as the primary treatment for acute heart attacks. This ensures that patients experiencing an acute heart attack receive rapid treatment in the cardiac cath lab to minimize damage to the heart muscle.
AACVPR Certified Program (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation)
AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies.
American College of Cardiology Free Standing ED Cardiac Care Certification
Facilities that have earned ACC Freestanding ED Cardiac Care Certification have proven exceptional competency in ensuring that patients experiencing acute signs and symptoms of heart attack, atrial fibrillation or heart disease receive the same expert diagnosis, treatment and care as those who enter the emergency department of an established hospital.
American College of Radiology- Mammography Accredited Facility
The Mammography Accreditation Program provides facilities with peer review and constructive feedback on staff qualifications, equipment, quality control, quality assurance, image quality and radiation dose. The 1992 Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requires that all mammography facilities in the United States be accredited- Mammography Accreditation Program
American College of Radiology- Ultrasound Accredited Facility
The American College of Radiology assesses image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
American College of Radiology- Nuclear Medicine Accredited Facilty
The Nuclear Medicine Accreditation Program involves the acquisition of clinical and phantom images and corresponding data for each unit.
Carpenter Cancer Center
Commission on Cancer Accredited Program- A Quality program of the American College of Surgeons
Achieving accreditation by the CoC ensures patients receive:
- Patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary team-approach
- Access to information on clinical and new treatment options
- Ongoing monitoring of care and lifelong patient follow-up
- Psycho-social support and survivorship care
- Continuous quality improvements in care
To be awarded the Center of Distinction, a Center must be conducting the Medical Surveillance Review process per policy and excel in Key Performance Indicators:
- Patient Satisfaction: Greater than or equal to 92%
- Healing Rate: Greater than or equal to 92%
- Outlier Rate: Less than or equal to 16%
- Median Days to Heal: Less than or equal to 28
American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Standards for Accreditation have been the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine facilities. Achieving AASM accreditation demonstrates a sleep medicine provider’s commitment to high quality, patient-centered care through adherence to these standards.
ASHP accreditation is formal recognition of the high quality of services and care provided by a specialty pharmacy.