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 Replacement.

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, click here.

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, click here.

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, click here.

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 cessation programs.

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, click here.

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 for participants.

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, click here.

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 Click Here

Sleep Solutions—Accredited by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation

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 Click Here

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.

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 community.

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.