Accreditations and Licensures
San Antonio Regional Hospital is licensed by the California State Department of Health Services and is certified by the United States Department of Health and Human Services for participation in government programs, including Medicare.
San Antonio Regional Hospital's Clinical Laboratory is College of American Pathologist (CAP) Accredited and Licensed by the State of California.
San Antonio Regional Hospital's Pharmacy Department is licensed by the California State Board of Pharmacy for Sterile Compounding.
The Joint Commission serves to help ensure and monitor the quality outcomes and patient safety of patient care in hospitals. Our organization is committed to providing safe and quality care to all patients served.
The Joint Commission accreditation means that a hospital voluntarily sought accreditation and met national health, quality, and safety standards. We understand how important reliable information is to you and your family when making healthcare decisions. Visit The Joint Commission website to learn more about quality and safety in healthcare at www.jointcommission.org.
Following a demanding and rigorous on-site review San Antonio Regional Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Advanced Certification. In awarding this certification, the Joint Commission evaluated and addressed three core areas:
- Compliance with consensus-based national standards
- Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
- An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
“San Antonio Regional Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients needing a total hip or knee joint replacement,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We
commend San Antonio for becoming a leader in joint replacement surgery, and for providing a higher standard of care for joint replacement patients in its region.”
San Antonio Regional Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® as a Certified Primary Stroke Center. The hospital is providing care that meets the highest national standards for stroke treatment. Stroke victims typically have a crucial three-hour window to receive the most effective treatment. Receiving designation as a Primary Stroke Center means that San Antonio has proven it provides rapid, state-of-the-art care to stroke victims, significantly improving their outcomes.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has awarded accreditation to San Antonio Regional Hospital 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 hospital via a comprehensive report that includes recommendations for improvement.
When you choose an ACR-accredited facility, you know that:
- 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.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at San Antonio Regional Hospital. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
San Antonio Regional Hospital is designated by Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency (ICEMA) as a receiving center in San Bernardino County for a particular kind of heart attack called a “STEMI”. ST elevation myocardial infarction heart attacks, or STEMI, are caused by a clot or clots in one or more of the coronary arteries and require treatment within 90 minutes after the attack. (ST refers to a segment on the wave on the electrocardiogram doctors look at to determine a STEMI heart attack.) Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency designated San Antonio Regional Hospital as a STEMI-receiving center based on the experience and expertise of its medical team and the advanced technology and processes the hospital already has in place to rapidly handle heart-attack patients.
The American College of Cardiology has recognized San Antonio Regional Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. San Antonio Regional Hospital was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) in January 2018 based on a rigorous onsite evaluation of the San Antonio Heart team’s ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available 24/7, every day of the year. PCI is also known as coronary angioplasty. It is a non-surgical procedure that opens narrowed or blocked coronary arteries with a balloon to relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart damage during or after a heart attack.