Joint Commission

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Benefits of accreditation include helping to organize and strengthen patient safety efforts and strengthening community confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment and services. 

Hannibal Regional Hospital was granted accreditation at its last completed survey.

American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR) awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists 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. All findings are reported to the practice via a comprehensive report that includes recommendations for improvement. 

The ACR accredits facilities in: breast ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound, and radiation oncology.

When you choose an ACR-accredited facility, you know:

  • Your hospital, clinic or health center has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally-accepted standards. 
  • The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
  • The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines. 

Hannibal Regional Hospital was granted accreditation at its last survey.

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Approximately 70 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer patients in the United States are treated in the more than 1,500 facilities that are accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation of a cancer center is granted only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established CoC standards. Receiving care at a CoC-accredited cancer program hospital or facility ensures that a patient will receive:

  • quality care close to home; 
  • comprehensive care offering a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment 
  • a multidisciplinary, team approach to coordinate the best cancer treatment options available; 
  • access to cancer-related information and education; 
  • access to patient-centered services such as psychosocial distress screening and navigation; 
  • options for genetic assessment and counseling, and palliative care services; 
  • ongoing monitoring and improvement of care; 
  • assessment of treatment planning based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines; 
  • information about clinical trials and new treatment options; 
  • follow-up care at the completion of treatment, including a survivorship care plan; and
  • a cancer registry that collects data on cancer type, stage, and treatment results, and offers lifelong patient follow-up. 

The James E. Cary Cancer Center was granted accreditation at its last survey.

American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) combined their respective national bariatric surgery accreditation programs into a single unified program to achieve one national accreditation standard for bariatric surgery centers, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

MBSAQIP works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers. A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice. All accredited centers report their outcomes to the MBSAQIP database.

The accreditation assures that the Weight Management Solutions team provides multidisciplinary care to patients which improves patient outcomes and long-term success.

Baby Friendly USA Review Board

The Baby-Friendly Designation is the globally recognized symbol of world-class maternity care. In addition, the pathway to designation provides facilities the opportunity to:

  • deliver patient-centered care; 
  • improve health outcomes for mothers and babies; 
  • improve patient satisfaction; 
  • increase market share; 
  • elevate the reputation and standards of the birthing facility; 
  • enhance a professional environment of competence; 
  • demonstrate a commitment to quality improvement; 
  • build leadership and team skills among staff; 
  • improve mPINC scores as rated by the Center for Disease Control ;
  • meet Joint Commission maternity care standards for exclusive breast milk feeding; 
  • meet corporate compliance requirements; 
  • lead the way to achieving Healthy People 2020 goals for breastfeeding; and 
  • become a member of an exclusive group of elite facilities around the world who have achieved this globally prestigious award. 

Hannibal Regional Hospital was awarded recognition and designation as a Baby Friendly Hospital at its last inspection.

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

CAP accreditation assists member organizations to:

  • improve patient care; 
  • mitigate risk; 
  • optimize performance; 
  • advance quality; and 
  • provide validation of integrated quality management systems throughout all parts of the organization that interact with the medical laboratory. 

Hannibal Regional Hospital was granted accreditation at its last survey.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Missouri’s hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers are inspected annually by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Inspectors also investigate complaints to ensure standards of care and treatment are being met. Areas surveyed at Hannibal Regional Hospital have been sanitation, child care, fire safety and outlying clinics. The Hospital was found to be in full compliance at its last inspections.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

NAEYC is the leading membership association for those working with and on behalf of children from birth through age 8. NAEYC convenes thought leaders, teachers and other practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders and sets standards of excellence for programs and teachers in early childhood education. NAEYC members include teachers, paraeducators, center directors, trainers, college educators, families of young children, and the public at large. Membership is open to all individuals who share a desire to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of all young children. The Hannibal Children's Center was granted accreditation at its last survey.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Mammography Quality Standards Act

All mammography facilities that produce, process, or interpret mammograms are covered under this act. Requirements cover personnel, equipment, radiation dose, quality assurance programs, and recordkeeping and reporting. Hannibal Regional Hospital was found to be in full compliance at its last inspection.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 to ensure the safe use of radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while protecting people and the environment. The NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine, through licensing, inspection and enforcement of its requirements. Nuclear medicine is the use of radioactive materials in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, most notably treatments for various forms of cancer. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and its Agreement States license and regulate the possession and use of radioactive materials for nuclear medicine. Areas surveyed at Hannibal Regional Hospital have been the James E. Cary Cancer Center and the Department of Radiology. The Hospital and the Cancer Center were found to be in full compliance at its last inspection.