Awards & Accreditations
MCMC Awarded Accreditation by The Joint Commission
Mid-Columbia Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold
Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous
compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of
quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to
providing safe and quality patient care.
The Joint Commission's standards are developed in consultation with
health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They
are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health
care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyor
also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
MCMC also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®
for Home Health Accreditation and Laboratory Accreditation.
Advanced Certification in Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement
MCMC Orthopedic Institute has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal
of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee
The certification is granted to organizations that meet the The Joint Commission’s
high standards in providing orthopedic care.
To learn more about our Total Hip and Total Knee programs,
Celilo Cancer Center: The only Commission on Cancer-accredited facility
in the Columbia River Gorge
Celilo Cancer Center is the only cancer center in the Gorge accredited
by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC),
a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival
and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, monitoring
of comprehensive care and more.
Celilo is the only facility in the region that offers full-spectrum treatment,
including genetic counseling and expertise in medical oncology, radiation
oncology, radiology, pathology, breast surgery and reconstructive surgery
as well as a lymphedema specialist and an oncology trained esthetician.
Half of our nurses maintain a specialty Oncology Nursing Certification,
a significantly higher rate than the CoC’s standard of 25 percent.
To learn more about Celilo Cancer Center,
The Breast Center at MCMC: The only NAPBC-Accredited Breast Center in the Gorge
Since 2009, The Breast Center at MCMC has been continuously accredited
by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program
for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and is the only NAPBC- accredited breast center
in the Gorge. Accreditation ensures Gorge patients have access to the
highest quality breast care without having to leave their hometown.
The Breast Center at MCMC provides important resources for women along
the entire health spectrum. By integrating screening, early diagnosis,
patient advocacy and treatment, the breast center covers all breast health
needs. Accreditation is only granted to breast centers that provide comprehensive,
compassionate care. MCMC was the first hospital in Oregon, and today is
one of only six in the state, to earn accreditation.
Our multiple accreditations ensure breast patients have access to the highest
quality breast care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services;
a multidisciplinary, team approach to coordinate the best care options;
and the most up-to-date information about ongoing clinical trials and
new treatment options.
To learn more about our Breast Center,
The Only American College of Radiology-Designated Lung Cancer Screening
Center in the
Mid-Columbia Medical Center is the only American College of Radiology (ACR)-designated
lung cancer screening center in the Gorge. This elite distinction is awarded
to facilities that meet the high standards set by the ACR, including image
quality and procedures for follow-up care, including counseling and smoking
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the U.S. But when combined
with appropriate follow-up care, lung cancer screening can significantly
reduce mortality. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening
for all adults 55 to 80 who have a 30-pack per year smoking history and
currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.
Acute Inpatient Rehab Program Awarded Re-Accreditation by CARF
MCMC Inpatient Rehabilitation once again has earned a three-year, full
accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
(CARF), an independent nonprofit that accredits rehab programs in the
U.S. and around the world. Accreditation means MCMC meets the most rigorous
international standards so Gorge patients do not have to travel to Portland
for the highest quality treatment.
Our program is designed to increase independence for patients who have
suffered serious or acute illnesses or injuries, including stroke, femur
or hip fractures, brain injury and amputations. Accreditation is only
granted to rehabilitation centers that go through a demanding evaluation
process, including peer review and on-site visits. To achieve accreditation,
programs must demonstrate a commitment to the highest quality programs
and treatments and offer measurable results.
MCMC is one of only three accredited adult medical inpatient rehabilitation
facilities in Oregon, and the only one in the Gorge. More than 90 percent
of our patients discharge back to their community, and our outcomes for
daily living activities, walking and communication exceed regional performance.
To learn more about MCMC Inpatient Rehabilitation,
Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Diabetes Health Education Services
MCMC's Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been awarded
continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association. Programs
that achieve recognition status have met the National Standards for Diabetes
Self-Management Education Programs and have knowledgeable health professionals
who can provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management
MCMC has a higher level of health professionals, called Certified Diabetes
Educators, on staff. The participant in an ADA-recognized program will
be taught, as needed, self-care skills that will promote better management
of his or her diabetes treatment regimen.
The accredited diabetes program covers topics, as needed, such as diabetes
disease process, nutritional management, physical activity, medications,
blood sugar monitoring, preventing, detecting, and treating acute and
chronic complications through risk reduction, goal setting and problem
solving, psychological adjustment, and preconception care, management
during pregnancy, and gestational management.
Assuring high-quality education for patient self-care is one of the primary
goals of the education recognition program.
To learn more about our Diabetes Health Education Services,
Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
For more than 20 years, the Center for Sleep Medicine has been helping
Gorge residents sleep better at night. To ensure our sleep patients receive
the highest quality of care, our sleep center once again earned a full,
five-year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the
gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluates
sleep medicine facilities.
By achieving accreditation, sleep facilities demonstrate their commitment
to quality diagnostic services and long-term management of sleep patients.
Our certified sleep specialists will work
with you to figure out what is affecting your sleep experience, including
snoring, nighttime chest pains, daytime sleepiness and more.
To learn more about Sleep Center
Sleep Solutions—Accredited by the Healthcare Quality Association
Our specialists can help you get the rest you deserve. Sleep Solutions,
which specializes in equipment for people experiencing sleep disorders,
especially obstructive sleep apnea, has earned a full, three-year accreditation
from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA).
Accreditation by HQAA ensures patients who require home medical equipment
receive the highest quality care. Our certified respiratory therapist
can assist you with all your PAP needs, so you can:
- Eliminate daytime sleepiness
- Improve your mood and memory
- Be more active
Proper fitting is essential for comfortable therapy. Sleep Solutions is
here for you, whether you need multiple fittings, encouragement or advice.
To learn more about Sleep Solutions
Planetree Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care
Mid-Columbia Medical Center is dedicated to spreading health and wellness
throughout the community. As part of our mission to provide high-quality,
compassionate healthcare, MCMC is certified for Excellence in Person-Centered
Care by Planetree, a nonprofit that partners with healthcare organizations
around the world to transform healthcare in the U.S. and around the world.
Since 1978, Planetree has been the global leader in advancing patient-centered
care. Planetree certification represents the highest mark of achievement
for creating an organizational culture that engages patients, staff, families
and the community to improve overall health and wellbeing. This evidence-based
program empowers staff to engage patients and their families in all aspects of care.
Winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is the gold standard to which
all leaders in the public and private sectors aspire. This prestigious
award was established by Congress in 1978 to recognize U.S. companies
that implement successful quality management systems.
Recipients are judged based on achievement in seven areas, including how
upper management leads the organization, how the organization builds long
lasting-relationships with patients, and how the organization performs
in terms of finances, customer satisfaction, social responsibility and
more. Baldrige-award winning organizations have lower employee turnover,
higher patient satisfaction and stronger financial performance.
Families in Good Company Award
Mid-Columbia Medical Center is one of just seven Oregon companies to be
awarded the Families in Good Company Award. This award is presented to
organizations that demonstrate outstanding commitment to families and
The Families in Good Company Award is a reflection of Mid-Columbia’s
dedication to helping employees manage work and family demands, with benefits
such as flexible work schedules, job sharing, telecommuting and compressed
work weeks, on-site child care and wellness programs. Happy employees
make happy patients, which is why MCMC provides comprehensive perks and
benefits that improve employee satisfaction.
Modern Maturity magazine names Mid-Columbia Medical Center one of 15 U.S.
Hospitals with Heart
Modern Maturity magazine named Mid-Columbia Medical Center as one of 15
U.S. Hospitals with Heart. This honor is presented to hospitals whose
employees, physicians and volunteers demonstrate the following Hospitals
with Heart principles:
- Treat all people with dignity.
- Share unbiased information with patients and their families.
- Strengthen the patient’s sense of control.
- Collaborate with patients, families and the broader community in deciding
how the hospital looks and functions.