Community Memorial Hospital Accreditations

Joint Commission Gold SealExcellence in patient care is a commitment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital. In addition to our Joint Commission accreditation, Community Memorial Hospital has achieved the following recognition.

Level III Trauma Center

Community Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department has been recognized as a Level III Trauma Center, offering prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured adults and children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Its close relationship with Froedtert Hospital means patients have seamless access to eastern Wisconsin’s only adult Level I Trauma Center, where the very highest level of specialty trauma expertise is available.

Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Community Memorial Hospital is recognized by The Joint Commission as a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, indicating that they provide the highest level of stroke care. A multi-disciplinary team of emergency department specialists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, technicians and more work together to significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

Heart and Vascular Accreditations

The Heart and Vascular Center at Community Memorial Hospital, as at Froedtert Hospital, is designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care. This designation, based on rigorous quality criteria, shows that a medical facility has demonstrated expertise and good outcomes.

The Heart and Vascular Center at Community Memorial has been designated a United Health Premium® Cardiac Specialty Center, an indication that it has met stringent quality criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards. Cardiac Specialty Centers have consistently good patient outcomes.

The echocardiography lab at the Heart and Vascular Center at Community Memorial Hospital is one of only two in southeastern Wisconsin to receive triple accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories. The certification means the lab meets standards for transthoracic echocardiography (echo), stress echo and transesophageal echo procedures.

Community Memorial’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is a peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to confirm adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies.

Cancer Accreditations

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network at Community Memorial Hospital's Cancer Care Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program.

The Radiation Oncology program at Community Memorial is accredited by the American College of Radiology-American Society for Radiation Oncology (ACR). Only 10 percent of the nation’s radiation oncology practices achieve this distinction, and it represents the highest level of quality and patient safety.

Breast Center Accreditation

The Breast Care Center at Community Memorial Hospital is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC involves extensive review of performance, including on-site review, to ensure compliance with NAPBC standards for quality care. All Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin hospitals have Breast Care Centers accredited by the NAPBC.

Sleep Center Distinctions

Community Memorial Hospital's Regional Sleep Disorders Center, located in the North Hills Health Center in Menomonee Falls, is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). It is also accredited by the AASM as a Home Sleep Testing Center. Centers received accreditation when they demonstrate compliance with the strict requirements of the AASM, considered the gold standard in advanced sleep medicine for patient care. Centers certified to provide home sleep testing meet additional requirements.

Inpatient Stroke and Rehabilitation Accreditation

Community Memorial Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation and stroke specialty programs earned accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Froedtert Hospital has also been accredited by CARF for programs including brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, general rehabilitation and outpatient stroke rehabilitation.

Radiology Accreditations

Accreditation in 10 forms of imaging are granted by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Accreditation is given to facilities demonstrating the highest standards of care and compliance with Medicare and other mandates. Community Memorial Hospital has earned accreditation in the following areas:

  • General and breast ultrasound
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Mammography
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Radiation oncology