• Accreditation and Licensure

  • 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. 

    Stroke Certification

    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.

    Public Notice 

    The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations will conduct an accreditation survey of San Antonio Regional Hospital in 2018 as part of our ongoing accreditation process. On-site visits are scheduled every three years.  The Joint Commission has implemented unannounced surveys. We will not receive advanced notice of their impending visit. In the past, we have published an announcement at least thirty days in advance of the survey. We are presently unable to do that because of the unannounced surveys. Instead, we will carry this notice on our website so that our customers can be aware of how to contact the Joint Commission and request the opportunity to have input into the survey process.

    The purpose of the survey will be to evaluate the organization's compliance with nationally-established The Joint Commission standards. The survey results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions under which, accreditation should be awarded the organization.

    The Joint Commission standards deal with organizational quality of care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. Patients and caregivers can notify our company or The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations about recommendations or concerns they have with regard to improving patient safety, employee safety, or quality of care. Such notifications should be addressed to Quality Management Department at this company's address or to

    Division of Accreditation Operations
    Office of Quality Monitoring
    The Joint Commission
    One Renaissance Boulevard Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    or Faxed to 630-792-5005
    or E-mailed to complaint@jcaho.org

    Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent and valid information about such matters may request a public information interview with The Joint Commission's field representatives at the time of survey. Information presented at the interview will be carefully evaluated for relevance to the accreditation process. Requests for a public information interview must be made in writing and should be sent to The Joint Commission no later than five working days before the survey begins. The requests must also indicate the nature of the information regarding quality of care, patient safety, or employee safety to be provided at the interview. Such requests should be addressed to

    Division of Accreditation Operations
    Office of Quality Monitoring
    The Joint Commission
    One Renaissance Boulevard Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    or Faxed to 630-792-5005
    or E-mailed to complaint@jcaho.org

    The Joint Commission will acknowledge such request in writing by telephone and will inform the organization of the request for any interview. The organization will, in turn, notify the interviewee of the date, time, and place of the meeting.

    This notice is posted in accordance with The Joint Commission's requirements and may not be removed before the survey is completed.

    The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Advanced Certification

    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:

    1. Compliance with consensus-based national standards
    2. Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
    3. 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.”

    Commission on Cancer 2016The 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.  

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    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.

    Stroke CertificationSan Antonio Regional Hospital is a Certified Primary Stroke Center providing care that meets the highest national standards for stroke treatment.

    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.