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Legacy's accreditations

Our hospitals and hospice services are regularly reviewed and accredited by The Joint Commission.

Latest accreditations

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval in 12 disease-specific areas: acute coronary syndrome (lack of blood flow to the heart), acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac surgery (valves), cardiac surgery (coronary artery bypass graft), stroke, total knee, total hip, total shoulder, spine and hip fracture.

System-wide accreditations

  • Breast health: Our Breast Health Centers have earned these national accreditations:
    • Breast Center of Excellence designation by NAPBC (administered by American College of Surgeons)
    • Network Cancer accreditation by American College of Surgeons; plus a quality award, a distinction earned by just 5 percent of accredited systems nationwide
    • Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence, American College of Radiologist
    • Mammography services at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center and Legacy Medical Group-St. Helens have also earned the Breast Center of Excellence designation by NAPBC (administered by American College of   Surgeons).
  • CancerLegacy Cancer Institute is accredited by The American College of Surgeons.
  • Continuing medical education: Legacy Health is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to sponsor Category 1 continuing medical education activities for physicians.
  • Diabetes education: Legacy's diabetes education programs have been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education. 
  • Imaging: The Oregon Department of Health/Radiation Protection Services and the Washington State Department of Health, Division of Radiation Protection routinely inspect Imaging Services, including Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology.
  • Laboratories: Our laboratories are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
  • Mammography: Legacy mammography services are inspected annually to assure compliance with the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).  
  • Medicare inspections are held for our pharmacies and behavioral health services
  • Pastoral care: Our Clinical Pastoral Education program is reviewed by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Pharmacy services and blood bank: The Food & Drug Administration inspects our pharmacy services and blood bank. The blood bank also receives an annual inspection from the American Association of Blood Banks. Pharmacy services also undergoes an annual inspection by the Oregon and Washington Boards of Pharmacy.
  • Residency programs: Our residency programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, The Council for Podiatric Medical Education and the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Pharmacy Residency Program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.
  • Sleep programs: Our sleep services are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
  • Stroke: The stroke programs at Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Meridian Park, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Centers have been awarded Certificates of Distinction as Primary Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission. The Legacy Stroke Program is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Accreditation of individual services and programs

  • The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Good Samaritan Medical Center is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
  • The Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program is a member of and receives oversight from the Children's Oncology Group (COG).
  • Legacy Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Program is accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).
  • Legacy Cytogenetics Laboratory is certified by the Children's Oncology Group (COG).
  • Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Level I Trauma Center is designated by the Department of Human Services for Oregon and accredited by The American College of Surgeons.
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Sleep Durable Medical Equipment department is accredited by The Joint Commission.
  • The stroke program at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Stroke Program.
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Weight and Diabetes Management Institute and Oregon Weight Loss Surgery, the physician practice that works with the institute, are accredited by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
  • Legacy Institute for Surgical Education and Innovation (LISEI) is  accredited by The American College of Surgeons as a Level I Educational Institute.
  • Legacy Oregon Burn Center is accredited by the American Burn Association and The American College of Surgeons.
  • Legacy Pediatric Rehabilitation Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). 
  • Legacy Research Institute maintains an assurance with the Department of Health's Office of Human Subject Protections to conduct clinical studies, and with the National Institute of Health's Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare to conduct basic research. The human subjects program is periodically audited by the Food and Drug Administration. Legacy maintains a license to conduct animal research with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which conducts yearly inspections, and is accredited by the Association for Accreditation & Assessment of Laboratory Animal Care.
  • Legacy Total Joint Center-Salmon Creek — in cooperation with Rebound, a regional orthopedic and neurosurgery clinic — has earned disease-specific care certifications for knee, shoulder and hip joint replacement surgery from the Joint Commission. It is only the third program in the country to earn certifications in all three procedures.
  • Legacy Transplant Services is a member of and receives oversight from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
  • Life Flight Network, LLC is accredited by the Commission on Air Medical Transport Programs (CAMPTS).