St. Joseph’s Hospital Accreditations

Joint Commission Gold SealSt. Joseph’s Hospital is dedicated to advancing quality care and assuring patient safety. Take a moment to review some of our credentials, in addition to our Joint Commission accreditation.

Trauma Center – Level III

The Emergency Care Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital is categorized as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Level III centers offer adults and children prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The Center’s relationship with Froedtert Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center means patients have immediate access to the highest level of specialized trauma care available.

Kraemer Cancer Center Accreditation

The Cancer Network at St. Joseph’s Hospital's Kraemer Cancer Care Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission as a Community Cancer Program. The program is recognized for excellence in providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and serving a designated volume of patients each year.

Sleep Center Accreditation

St. Joseph's Hospital Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).  Accredited sleep centers are those that demonstrate compliance with the AASM requirements, considered the gold standard for patient care in the sleep medicine field. These standards incorporate the latest advances in sleep medicine and guarantee quality care to meet the needs of patients and referring physicians.

Breast Center Accreditations

St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Breast Care Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons. NAPBC accreditation requires extensive review of performance, including on-site review, to monitor for adherence with NAPBC standards for quality care. All Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin hospitals have Breast Care Centers accredited by the NAPBC. Additionally, St. Joseph’s excellence and accreditation in breast-related imaging has earned it distinction as a Breast Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiologists. 

Heart and Vascular Accreditation

The echocardiography lab at St. Joseph's Hospital received accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiology Laboratories in the areas of adult transthoracic, adult transesophageal and adult stress echoes. To receive three-year accrediation, a facility must be able to verify information about equipment, procedure volumes, training and experience of physicians and sonographers, certificates and credentials, number of studies interpreted, as well as many policies and protocols.

Radiology Accreditations

The American College of Radiology (ACR) offers accreditations in 10 types of imaging to ensure the highest standards of care and compliance with Medicare and other mandates. St. Joseph’s Hospital has achieved accreditation in the following areas:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Mammography
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy

Additionally, St. Joseph’s has been accredited in nuclear medicine by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories.

Laboratory Accreditation

The laboratory at St. Joseph’s Hospital has been certified by the College of American Pathologists (Laboratory) for compliance with their standards for quality and service.