Accreditations & Awards

Accreditations by DNV GL

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) has earned the NIAHO (National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations) Hospital Accreditation by DNV GL Healthcare by demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety.

SJMC is also a designated Primary Stroke Center by DNV GL, which indicates we are committed to providing a multidisciplinary stroke program for all patients that present with the signs and symptoms of a stroke or experience a stroke within our facility. We adhere to strict guidelines that assist in the improvement of stroke prevention measures through education, and evidence-based practices for treatment and rehabilitation.

Seeking accreditation by DNV GL demonstrates our commitment to providing quality care to our patients. Meeting national standards stimulates continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in performance and the outcomes of care.

About DNV GL

DNV GL works with healthcare organizations to achieve quality-driven accreditation and clinical excellence certifications.

DNV received CMS Deeming Authority in 2008, and since then have accredited nearly 500 hospitals of all sizes and in every region of the United States. They are the first and only accreditation program to integrate the CMS Conditions of Participation with the ISO 9001 Quality Management Program. Their collaborative survey teams visits hospitals annually. (Source DNV website.)

DNV GL Healthcare

Accreditation by Joint Commission

The St. Joseph Medical Center Laboratory is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), a healthcare quality organization.

About The Joint Commission

If you have a patient safety event or concern about a healthcare organization, you can submit your concern by one of the following methods:

Office of Quality Monitoring and Patient Safety
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181

Accreditations SPCP

SJMC is also an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SPCP). This accreditation signifies that SJMC has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care for those that present with a heart attack or symptoms, by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of SCPC’s accreditation review specialists.

About the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care is an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.  For more information on SCPC, accreditation and certification opportunities, call toll free 1-877-271-4176.

Recent Awards

2016 Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for its Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) – Stroke Program

  • This is the highest achievement awarded by the associations in recognition of a commitment to provide quality stroke care.
  • Hospitals must achieve 85% or higher for all GWTG indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75% or higher compliance with five of eight program measures

About Get With The Guidelines®

Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. For more information, visit