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Awards and recognition

  • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

    Cambridge Medical Center was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for pneumonia and surgical care.

    Cambridge Medical Center earns quality award

    Cambridge Medical Center is proud to announce that it has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, for meeting the agency's national standards for patient care quality and safety.

    The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in health care. Health care organizations nationwide strive to achieve the high standards set by the Joint Commission. "The Joint Commission's quality standards are rigorous. We are extremely proud of the care we provide and the Joint Commission's recognition of our dedication to patient safety and continuous quality improvement," said Dennis Doran, president of Cambridge Medical Center.

    The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced on site evaluation of Cambridge Medical Center in August. The award of accreditation recognizes Cambridge Medical Center's dedication to complying with the Joint Commission's state of the art standards on a continuing basis.

    "The national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization's performance and the outcomes of care," says Darlene Christiansen, executive director, Hospital Accreditation Program, Joint Commission. "The community should be proud that Cambridge Medical Center is focusing on the most challenging goal -- to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels."

    The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals. The independent, not for profit organization was founded in 1951. Its mission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

    Laboratory accreditations

    The laboratories that serve us have earned special accreditations.

    Cambridge Medical Center lab

    North Branch Clinic lab