As evidence of our commitment to excellence in patient care, Froedtert Hospital has achieved recognition in the following areas, in addition to our accreditation by The Joint Commission.
Froedtert Hospital has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®. This achievement recognizes Froedtert Hospital’s excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the delivery of nursing services.
Level I Trauma Center
Froedtert Hospital is eastern Wisconsin’s only adult Level I Trauma Center. The classification, by the American College of Surgeons, means the trauma center provides the highest level of specialty expertise and meets strict national standards. Froedtert Hospital was most recently reverified in 2013.
The Froedtert Hospital's Stroke and Neurovascular Program was the first in the state to receive Primary Stroke Center certification and one of the first in the nation to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, along with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. This national recognition establishes Froedtert Hospital as part of an elite group of industry leaders with the staff, training, tools, technology and 24/7 availability to provide the most advanced stroke care.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Froedtert Hospital is Joint Commission-certified as a Center of Excellence for Epilepsy, one of only four hospitals in the country with this certification. The program is also designated a Level 4 epilepsy center — the highest rating — by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
Heart and Vascular Distinctions
Froedtert Hospital is one of only three providers in the state that meets The Joint Commission’s stringent volume and clinical quality requirements in order to be awarded the Gold Seal of Approval for their Adult Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Destination Therapy Program.
The Heart and Vascular Centers at Froedtert Hospital is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Recognized centers meet overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community.
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Program at Froedtert Hospital is one of only 16 in the country designated by the HHT Foundation as a Center of Excellence. Centers meet guidelines established by the foundation and provide a coordinated team of experts to treat patients with HHT.
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 echo, stress echo and transesophageal echo procedures.
The Clinical Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program, and earned an Outstanding Achievement commendation for its high standard of care. Programs of this type are recognized for providing postgraduate medical education, caring for more than 500 newly diagnosed cancer cases each year, participating in research and offering a full range of diagnostic and treatment services.
The Breast Care Center at Froedtert Hospital is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation from the NAPBC involves an extensive review of performance, including on-site review, to confirm compliance with NAPBC standards for quality care. All Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin hospitals have breast care centers accredited by the NAPBC. Froedtert additionally has earned the distinction as a Breast Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiologists based on the comprehensive imaging services it provides. (See the radiology accreditations that follow.)
Sleep Center Distinctions
The Sleep Disorders Program is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), which has also accredited it as a Home Sleep Testing Center. Accreditation is granted to centers that demonstrate adherence to the rigorous requirements of the AASM, considered the gold standard for patient care in sleep medicine. Additional standards must be met to be certified as a home sleep testing center.
Rehabilitation Program Accreditations
Froedtert Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation programs earned accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The programs receiving accreditation include brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, general rehabilitation and outpatient stroke rehabilitation. Community Memorial Hospital is accredited by CARF for its inpatient rehabilitation program, as well as the stroke specialty program.
Froedtert Hospital has been accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in all categories of imaging certification. Accreditation is evidence of Froedtert’s commitment to meeting the highest standards of care and complying with Medicare and other mandates. Froedtert has achieved accreditation in the following areas:
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
- Computerized tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
- Radiation oncology