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Accreditations

The care at Rush-Copley Medical Center has been recognized by many organizations in the healthcare field.  Rush-Copley is proud to be accredited by The Joint Commission, a national organization assisting healthcare organizations to continuously provide safe, high-quality care, treatment and services.  The medical center participates in the unannounced survey process on a triennial basis.  As a result of this survey, The Joint Commission granted Rush-Copley an accreditation decision of "Accredited" for all services provided under the hospital standards.  In addition, The Joint Commission also accredits the In Vitro Fertilization Laboratory at Rush-Copley on a biennial basis. This accreditation attests to the quality and safety provided to patients in our state of the art program for assisting couples to achieve successful pregnancy outcomes. 

In addition to The Joint Commission, Rush-Copley also holds many other specialized credentials from organizations including the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, the College of American Pathology, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement of Healthcare Organizations and others.

Cancer Care

Rush-Copley’s Cancer Care Program is an approved Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program meeting the standards set by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.  The voluntary participation in this program demonstrates our commitment to provide quality cancer care to the community and is the highest designation a community cancer center may attain.

Emergency Services

Our Emergency Department has received recognition and approval for the care of pediatric patients by the Illinois Department of Public Health as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP).  Rush-Copley Emergency Department is also recognized and approved by the State of Illinois as a Level II Trauma Center.

    Family Birth Center

    The Family Birth Center at Rush-Copley continues to be the Fox Valley's leader in childbirth services, offering a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)  and perinatal services. Rush-Copley's NICU is Kane County's first Level III hospital to be designated by the Illinois Department of Public Heath to provide care to high risk mothers and newborns. In addition, Rush-Copley Medical Center is the first hospital in the country to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™  by the Joint Commission for Normal Delivery and Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the Preterm Infant. This recognition means mothers and infants delivering at Rush-Copley or medically fragile babies can rely on receiving the highest level of care.

      Family Medicine Residency Program

      The Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency provides the highest quality primary, subspecialty and preventive health care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) adheres to the goals and objectives of the American Board of Family Practice (ABFP), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Residency Review Committee (RRC).

        Heart and Vascular Care

        Rush-Copley is an accredited Chest Pain Center for the care of patients with Acute Coronary from The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Hospitals that have received this accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in caring for patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.

        Rush-Copley is accredited in Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).  Accreditation by the IAC means that echocardiography facilities like Rush-Copley have undergone a thorough review of their operational and technical components by a panel of experts and have been found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards.

        Rush-Copley has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Heart Failure by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

        Imaging

        Imaging services have also received recognition for their commitment to quality and safety with our Ultrasound Services being accredited by the  Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) for general, obstetrical, gynecological and vascular examinations, by Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) for nuchal translucency examinations, and by Nuchal Translucency Quality Review (NTQR) Program for nuchal translucency examinations.

        MRI services
        are accredited by the American College of Radiology, representing the highest level of image quality and patient safety.


        Our Mammography Department meets the requirements and standards for accreditation by the  American College of Radiology who serves as the accrediting body for the US Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration.  Rush-Copley is a certified facility in mammography meeting the standards set forth in the Mammography Quality Standard Act of 1992.  In addition to this mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program, Rush-Copley has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  This award from the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College's voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules.  Rush-Copley is the only hospital in the greater Fox Valley area, and only one of 17 facilities in the state to receive the designation.

        Center for Joint Reconstruction and Replacement

        Rush-Copley has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Replacement for Hip and Knee by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.  Rush-Copley was the first hospital in the Fox Valley area to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification by The Joint Commission for total joint replacement in hip/knees.

        Laboratory Services

        The Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) awards accreditation to the medical laboratory at Rush-Copley Medical Center Laboratory which is based on the results of an unannounced on-site inspection completed on a biennial basis. Rush-Copley Medical Center Laboratory is one of a select group of laboratories that has been evaluated and found to be in compliance with the CAP accreditation standards--rigorous laboratory standards designed to help ensure quality patient care.  The CAPs program is the most respected and recognized laboratory accreditation program in the world and has long been considered the "gold standard" against which others are measured.

        Neuroscience

        Rush-Copley excels in the treatment and diagnosis of stroke. The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, recently recognized Rush-Copley Medical Center with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.  Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients.

        Rush-Copley has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.  The award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

        Rehabilitation

        The  Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission Facilities (CARF) is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services.  It does this by establishing nationally recognized standards of quality for organizations to use as guidelines in developing and offering their rehabilitation programs or services to consumers.  CARF applies their standards to determine how well an organization is serving its consumers and how it can improve.  CARF accredited programs and services have demonstrated that they substantially meet the standards.  CARF accreditation means that you can be confident that an organization has made a commitment to continually enhance the quality of its services and programs and its focus on consumer satisfaction.  Rush-Copley is proud to have achieved this recognition for not only its Rehabilitation Program, but also Stroke Specialty Accreditation.

          Certifications

          PACU

          For the fifth consecutive year, nurses in Day Surgery and the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Rush-Copley have been inducted into the prestigious Leadership Circle of the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC).

          The honor comes after 100 percent of its eligible perianesthesia registered nurses earned Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN®) or Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA®) certifications. Rush-Copley is now only one of two recognized PACU and Day Surgery units in the United States that has obtained 100 percent certification.

          Diabetes Center

          The Outpatient Diabetes Education Center at Rush-Copley is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Program (ERP) as a provider of high-quality education services, meeting the standards set forth by the most experienced certifying body for Diabetes Self Management Training.