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Hospital Accreditations

Various accrediting agencies exist to ensure the quality of providers for you, our customer. The following accreditations are an achievement for MDH and acknowledge that we are following the best recommended practices in the healthcare industry. Accreditation is voluntarily sought and means that the hospital has met standards for health and safety.

McDonough District Hospital has once again met the requirements to be called an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital. This is the 24th year MDH has been a part of as part of the larger OSF Stroke Network.

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McDonough District Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and has earned the Gold Seal of Approval.

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MDH has been designated as a “Memory and Aging Network” site for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.


Cardiac Rehabilitation is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

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The Cardiopulmonary Department boasts an accredited vascular lab by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) and accredited Sleep Lab by the Joint Commission.

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The MDH Diabetes Education Center is a recognized program by the American Diabetes Association.

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The Emergency Services Department is designated as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program.

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Home Health and Hospice are Medicare-Certified, Licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

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The Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.

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The Radiology Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology for Mammography.

The Obstetrics Department is a Level II Perinatal Center.

The Surgery Department earned the Gold Level Go Clear Award for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures.