St. John's is accredited by The Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization established over 50 years ago. It is the world leader in evaluating the quality and safety of care delivered in more than 17,000 health care organizations across the country.
To maintain and earn accreditation, a hospital undergoes an extensive
on-site review by a select team of Joint Commission professionals including administrators, physicians and nurses at least once every three years. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the hospital's performance in areas that affect patient care. The hospital is evaluated and scored through an assessment of a hospital's processes as well as personal visits with its patients and staff.
Department accreditation - Cancer Care
HealthEast Cancer Care is accredited by the American College of Surgeons - Commission on Cancer (CoC). The CoC program standards promote consultation among cancer specialists to improve care and outcomes. Every CoC-approved cancer program must provide a host of services, including prevention and early detection, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and support.
Department accreditation - Radiology Care
St. John's Radiology Care is approved by state and federal governing bodies, including the American College of Radiology, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Health.
The Nuclear Medicine department is governed/accredited by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). This governing body is responsible for ensuring that radiation safety practices are followed at all times, that equipment meets the quality standards and that qualified individuals are handling radioactive materials in a safe manner.
The Radiology department (which includes general X-ray; computerized tomography (CT); mammography; and interventional radiology) is governed/accredited by the Minnesota Department of Health, Section of Radiation Control. This governing body is responsible for ensuring that radiation safety practices are followed at all times, that the equipment used meets quality standards, and that qualified individuals are operating equipment that produces radiation.
The Ultrasound department is governed/accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This governing body ensures that equipment meets quality standards and that qualified individuals are performing procedures.