Accreditation with the Joint Commission
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission‘s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, Southwestern Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
Southwestern Medical Center is one of two hospitals nation wide recognized by The Joint Commission for Significant, Sustained Improvement. We are also proud to be the first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center in Southern Oklahoma.
The Joint Center at Southwestern Medical Center is the first program in Southwest Oklahoma to receive Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from the Joint Commission. Achieving this level of certification ensures that patients of the Joint Center receive the best possible care when receiving total hip and total knee replacements.
CARF Three-Year Accreditation for Medical Rehabilitation
Southwestern Medical Center is proud to have received the fifth, consecutive, accreditation awarded to the hospital through CARF. Southwestern is the first hospital in this area to receive a CARF accreditation. To learn more about the accreditation, visit the CARF website.
Sleep Center Accreditation from AASM
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
Our 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 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.