As part of its effort to provide high standards of care, New Hanover Regional Medical Center seeks accreditation from professional organizations, academic associations and consumer groups that track, measure and recognize best practices. The following is a partial list of the accreditations the network has been awarded.
Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
In March 2012, NHRMC was re-accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The AACVPR certification recognizes programs that meet the organization's rigorous review process and standards for care.
NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which requires certified organizations to meet consumer-focused, national standards of performance.
Accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories. The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Echo Lab is accredited for adult transthoracic, adult stress, and adult transesophageal tests. The Cape Fear Hospital Echo Lab is accredited for adult transthoracic, and adult stress tests.
Accredited by American College of Radiology in December 2003. The ACR looks at qualifications of personnel, equipment performance, effectiveness of quality control measures, and quality of clinical images.
The Nuclear Medicine departments at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the Medical Mall are accredited by the American College of Radiology. The network has two of only seven ACR accredited nuclear medicine facilities in North Carolina.
Graduate Medical Education
Graduate Medical Education Programs in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Family Medicine at NHRMC are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education
New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program is one of 250 Association for Clinical Pastoral Education accredited Clinical Pastoral Education Centers in the nation. NHRMC's CPE Program has been accredited by the ACPE, Inc., since 1991.