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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.

Hospital Safety ScoreAll three Rush hospitals — Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Copley Medical Center have received an “A” Hospital Safety Score, the highest possible, from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit patient safety watchdog organization. The A score was awarded in the Spring 2018 update to the Hospital Safety Score with A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Rush Copley is the only hospital in the greater Fox Valley area to have earned "Straight As” since 2012 when the Leapfrog scores were first published, putting them among an exclusive group of 49 (2 percent) of the hospitals receiving grades that have earned the top score every time.

The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

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.

Breast Health Center

Natinal Accreditation Program for Breast CentersRush Copley has earned a full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

Cancer Care

Rush Copley's Radiation Oncology is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR grants accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer review evaluation of its practice. Quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board certified oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

RCommission on Cancerush 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.

    Family Medicine Residency Program

    Rush Copley Family Medicine Residency provides the highest quality primary, sub specialty and preventive healthcare 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 Medical Center has earned full accreditation as Chest Pain Center with PCI and Resuscitation from the American College of Cardiology. With the designation of Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation, Rush Copley has enhanced outcomes by initiating proactive strategies such as early chest pain symptom recognition, CPR and defibrillation and early intervention with Primary PCI simultaneously with post arrest hypothermia treatment.

      Rush Copley Medical Center is the recipient of the ACTION Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award. Rush Copley Medical Center’s award is tangible evidence of our heart team’s hard work and commitment to delivering the highest quality care to cardiovascular patients that are high-risk ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI). The ACTION Registry® is a risk-adjusted, outcomes-based quality improvement program that is dedicated exclusively to high-risk STEMI/NSTEMI patients. Created from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, an American College of Cardiology developed program, ACTION Registry® helps hospitals and practices apply ACC clinical guidelines and provides tools to measure care and quality improvement goals.

      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 received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Silver Plus quality achievement award. Rush Copley has also been recognized as a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll Award. Hospitals receiving the Get With The Guidelines Silver Plus Award have achieved 85% or higher compliance with all Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Achievement Measures and 75% or high compliance with four or more Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Quality Measures for 12 consecutive months.

      AACVPRThe American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has certified Rush Copley's Cardiac Rehabilitation program. AACVPR- certified program are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.

      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 and Midwest Center For Advanced Imaging are 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 a handful facilities in the state to receive the designation.

      Intermediate Care and Intensive Care

      Intermediate Care (ICA) and Intensive Care (ICU) at Rush Copley have each received a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments — recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this award meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.

      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

      American Heart AssociationRush 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.

      Joint Commission National Qualilty Approval Gold SealRush Copley Medical Center’s Stroke Program is the first in Kane County and the Fox Valley region to be certified by The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers and earn its Gold Seal of ApprovalTM. By meeting the strictest standards, Rush Copley provides the highest level of care for stroke patients.

      Rush Copley has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold 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

      CARF AccreditedThe 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.

        American Diabetes AssociationDiabetes 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.