Accreditation and Awards

St. Vincent's HealthCare has been recognized by various credentialing agencies and organizations as a top-quality healthcare provider. Two examples are The Joint Commission and Healthgrades.


The Joint Commission

For hospitals, the Joint Commission is the most critical quality-monitoring group. Formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, it is an independent, not-for-profit organization established over 50 years ago. A board that includes physicians, nurses and consumers governs the commission. The Joint Commission evaluates the quality and safety of care for more than 15,000 healthcare organizations. To maintain and earn accreditation, organizations must have an extensive on-site review by a team of Joint Commission healthcare professionals at least once every three years.

A list of Joint Commission accredited organizations and their survey results are posted in the Quality Check section of the Joint Commission website at or you can call the Joint Commission's Customer Service Department directly at 630-792-5800 for additional information.

The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Fax: 630-792-5636



Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Denver, Healthgrades is an online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 225 million visitors use the Healthgrades websites to find, evaluate and compare hospitals that best meet their treatment needs.


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