The Joint Commission has accredited Alton Memorial Hospital as a result of its demonstrated compliance with nationally recognized health-care standards. Participation in a voluntary Joint Commission survey every three years helps Alton Memorial Hospital benchmark itself against hospitals across the country, stimulate quality improvement and focus on priorities like patient safety and pain management.
Accreditation is proof of a hospital-wide commitment to provide quality care on an ongoing basis. It signifies Alton Memorial Hospital's commitment to improving safety and quality of patient care.
Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission evaluates and accredits almost 12,000 hospitals and home care agencies, and more than 7,000 other health-care organizations.
Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
The Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded Alton Memorial Hospital's laboratory a two-year "accreditation with distinction." The accreditation process includes an examination of records and quality control procedures, as well as the education and qualifications of the staff.
Alton Memorial Hospital's laboratory is one of more than 6,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide. The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world.