Other Accreditations and Memberships
Middlesex Hospital is licensed by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and participates in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations with the most recent accreditation effective until 2011. The National Committee for Quality Assurance has also accredited the Hospital’s disease management programs.
Middlesex Hospital participates in the Connecticut State Professional Review Organization and is licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Connecticut State Department of Public Health (Department of Radiation Safety) and by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks and by the College of Pathologists' inspection and accreditation program. The Hospital is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Voluntary Hospitals of America and the Connecticut Hospital Association.
State Department of Public Health Licensure
The State Department of Public Health inspects all hospitals at least every three years, utilizing the Public Health Codes as criteria for their review. Middlesex Hospital maintains uninterrupted state licensure.
American College of Surgeons
The Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center is approved by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The ACS Commission's approval program sets standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs to make sure they conform to those standards.
College of American Pathologists (CAP)
CAP is a private, not-for-profit accrediting organization that has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its requirements deemed as equivalent to or more stringent than CMS’s regulatory requirements. The goal of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is to improve the quality of clinical laboratory services through voluntary participation, professional peer review, education and compliance with established performance standards. Upon successful completion of the inspection process, the laboratory is awarded CAP accreditation, and becomes part of an exclusive group of more than 6,000 laboratories worldwide that have met the highest standards of excellence.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Middlesex Hospital holds a license from the NRC for the radioactive materials it uses in certain imaging and radiation oncology procedures. The Hospital’s linear accelerator is registered with the State of Connecticut and its mammography center is certified by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Public Health Service of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
The Middlesex Hospital Family Practice Residency is accredited by the ACGME. The ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that accredits more than 7,800 residency programs in 119 specialties and subspecialties affecting nearly 100,000 residents. Its mission is to improve the quality of patient care through improving and maintaining the quality of graduate medical education for physicians training in the United States. Accreditation is voluntary, however, programs must be ACGME-accredited in order to receive graduate medical education funds from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Residents must graduate from ACGME-accredited programs to be eligible to take their board certification examinations. In addition, Connecticut requires two years of study in an ACGME-accredited residency program for physician licensure.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
In 2003, Integrated Resources for the Middlesex Area, LLC (IRMA), received full accreditation for its disease management programs from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Middlesex Hospital was the first community-based health system in the country to receive this honor.