Accreditation is another indicator that can be used to judge quality. Accreditation is a "seal of approval" given by a private, independent group. Health care organizations---such as hospitals---must meet national standards, including clinical performance measures, in order to be accredited. Excela Health is accredited by The Joint Commission. Patients may contact the Joint Commission directly at the following address:
Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
ACCREDITATIONS AND LICENSURES
Frick, Latrobe, and Westmoreland Hospitals are accredited by:
- The Joint Commission
- The Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS)
- The College of American Pathologist Laboratory Services
Frick, Latrobe and Westmoreland Hospitals are licensed by:
- The Pennsylvania Department of Health
Patients may contact the Department of Health directly at the following address:
Acute and Ambulatory Care Services
Health and Welfare Building, Room 532
625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Latrobe Hospital accredited as a:
Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has once again granted a three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. To earn this accreditation, one must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient care.
Norwin Surgery Center at Excela Square, North Huntingdon, accredited as an:
Ambulatory Care Center by the Joint Commission
Excela Health Bariatric Surgery Program
The Excela Health Bariatric Surgery Program has achieved National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) meeting the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care, making us an MBSAQIP-Accredited Center - Comprehensive. The MBSAQIP® is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. The standards ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, that improves patient outcomes and long-term success.
The Excela Health Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Westmoreland Hospital
The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) program again continues its accreditation to Excela Health’s cardiac catheterization laboratory and angioplasty/stenting program. ACE accreditation recognizes the commitment of clinicians and staff to quality assurance, peer review, and the use of evidence-based guidelines. Excela Health is the first health system in Pennsylvania and only the fifth in the nation to receive it. According to Bonnie Weiner, MD, MSEC, MBV, FSCAI, chief medical officer and chair of ACE’s board of directors and director of interventional cardiology research at St. Vincent Hospital, Worchester Medical Center, Worchester, Mass., “By seeking ACE cardiac catheterization accreditation, Excela Health has shown that it has an uncompromising commitment to provide safe, high quality care. The willingness to be evaluated against nationally accepted gold standard practices demonstrates a desire to meet the highest quality standards set by the experts in cardiac and endovascular care.” ACE is sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention and the American College of Cardiology Foundation, the two leading professional cardiovascular organizations jointly representing more than 40,000 practitioners.