St. 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 Accreditations
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.
Additionally, the Kraemer Cancer Center has received three-year full Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), placing the center at the Gold Level, the highest recognition the CoC awards. CoC accreditation is an indication that a center meets rigorous standards in multiple factors that impact quality of care for patients with cancer.
Breast Center Accreditation
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 Accreditations
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 accreditation, 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.
St. Joseph’s Hospital has earned Chest Pain Center accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Accreditation Services. This accreditation combines quality initiatives, current ACC/AHA guidelines and clinical best-practices to produce the most robust delivery model for cardiovascular care.
St. Joseph’s Hospital’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.
Birth Center Accreditation
St. Joseph’s Hospital Birth Center is the first in the state to achieve certification from the Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program. The program recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to reducing infant sleep-related deaths through the development of a hospital policy, staff training, parent education, modeling through a wearable blanket program, and a pledge to participate in ongoing audits.
Sleep Center Accreditation
St. Joseph's Hospital Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The Sleep Center earned the five-year accreditation because it meets or exceeds all AASM standards for the highest quality care in areas such as patient experience, personnel, facility and equipment, and policies and procedures.
Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center
St. Joseph's Hospital is recognized by The Joint Commission as a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, along with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, indicating that they provide the highest level of stroke care. A multidisciplinary team of emergency department specialists, neurologists, radiologists, nurses, therapists, physicians, pharmacists, technicians and more work together to significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
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:
- Computerized tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
- General ultrasound
- Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, including:
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
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.