The Joint Commission has been accrediting hospitals for more than 60 years. Its accreditation is a nationwide seal of approval that indicates a hospital meets high-performance standards. In addition, accreditation helps hospitals improve performance, raise the level of patient care, and demonstrates accountability in the rapidly changing health care marketplace.Scotland Health Care System's most recent accreditation survey was completed on February 6, 2015. The four-day survey was conducted with positive findings resulting in accreditation with the Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.

Scotland Memorial Hospital's Quality Report on Quality Check® includes a listing of accreditation decisions, accredited sites and services, special quality awards and competencies, level of compliance with the National Patient Safety Goals, and hospital performance on the National Quality Improvement Goals.

The public may contact The Joint Commission Office of Quality Monitoring to report any concerns or to register complaints about a TJC-accredited health care organization by

    Scotland Cancer Treatment Center has earned accreditation with commendation as a Community Comprehensive Cancer program by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). By undertaking this voluntary evaluation, Scotland Cancer Treatment Center has demonstrated their commitment to quality care, ongoing improvement, and public accountability.
    Scotland Memorial Hospital's mammography service is accredited by the American College of Radiology. We proudly display the ACR gold seal of accreditation which represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. The gold seal is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.
     The Scotland Memorial Hospital Laboratory is accredited by The College of American Pathologists (CAP). The Scotland Memorial Hospital Laboratory is one of the more than 7,500 laboratorie that meets the standards of the world's most rigorous accreditation program by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). We proudly display the CAP-accredited laboratory logo. The purpose of this accreditation is to ensure the medical staff and our community members know that we have a first rate Laboratory and that we committed to quality patient care.
    Scotland Memorial Hospital made national news for its patient safety. Becker’s Healthcare released the top 49 hospitals in the country with the lowest number of safety events per patient. Scotland Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in North Carolina to achieve this recognition. The statistics were calculated using several patient safety indicators related to surgical procedures, pressure ulcers, blood clots, and hospital acquired infections. The Hospital Compare data was gathered from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2014, the most recent data available. This data is publicly reported nationwide.
     Scotland Memorial Hospital has been ranked a Four Star Hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released the national rankings. The four star ranking places Scotland Memorial Hospital in the top 25th percentile in the nation for the quality care delivered to our community. The four star ratings are based on data published on Hospital Compare. Hospital Compare is a public website that allows patients to research published data on all hospitals in the country that treat Medicare patients. The star rating system allows patients to make informed health care choices when in need of health care. More information about Hospital Compare data can be found at