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By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission‘s national standards for health care quality and safety, Southwestern Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.

SWMC is one of two hospitals nation wide recognized by The Joint Commission for Significant, Sustained Improvement.

Southwestern Medical Center is proud to be the first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center in Southern Oklahoma.

In addition to Joint Commission accreditation, Southwestern is also fully accredited by:

A CARF Three-Year Accreditation was awarded to Southwestern Medical Center for Medical Rehabilitation

Dr. Shane Ross, medical director of physical medicine and rehabilitative services at Southwestern, said it is the fifth consecutive accreditation awarded to the hospital through CARF. “We were the first hospital in this area to receive a CARF accreditation,” he said.To learn more about the accreditation, visit

Southwestern Medical Center’s Sleep Services

Southwestern Medical Center’s Sleep Services receives program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). SWMC is the only Sleep Services program in Southwest Oklahoma to become AASM accredited.

CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program

CAP_Cert_Large_PRINT_Color_CMYKOur hospital laboratory has achieved accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).  The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is an internationally recognized program and the only one of its kind that utilizes teams of practicing laboratory professionals as inspectors. Designed to go well beyond regulatory compliance, the program helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care. The laboratory at Capital Medical Center is CAP accredited.

The program is based on rigorous accreditation standards that are translated into detailed and focused checklist requirements. The checklists, which provide a quality practice blueprint for laboratories to follow, are used by the inspection teams as a guide to assess the overall management and operation of the laboratory.  To learn more about the College of American Pathologists (CAP) or about how pathologists contribute to your health, click here to visit the website..