Commitment to Patient Care and Safety
Beating cancer demands extraordinary expertise, delivered in a highly coordinated and personalized way, to provide the best possible outcomes for each patient. Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center combines the clinical breakthroughs of the number one cancer center in America and the full resources of North Florida’s largest and most preferred health system.
Through our centers of excellence and nationally-recognized quality of care, Baptist MD Anderson provides extraordinary expertise and personalized care for each patient.
THANK OUR CARE TEAM
Nominate a Team Member
Baptist MD Anderson patients have the opportunity to nominate team members for two awards, the DAISY Award and the LOTUS Award.
COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE
Our Accreditations & Awards
JOINT COMMISSION ACCREDITATION
Joint Commission Accreditation and Certification evaluates the quality and safety of our organization and is recognized nationally as The Gold Seal of Approval® in health care. As part of earning this accreditation, we must undergo an unannounced, thorough on-site review of the quality and safety of care we provide. We must demonstrate our commitment to continuously meeting rigorous national standards. The conclusion of the on-site survey is a validation of the work to continuously comply with The Joint Commission's nationally developed standards.
ACCREDITED CANCER CENTER
Accreditation through the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation Program is granted to institutions committed to providing high-quality cancer care by demonstrating compliance with the CoC standards. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with cancer. The CoC promotes cancer prevention, treatment, survival, and education, and ensures high quality, comprehensive, coordinated cancer care. The CoC also integrates the latest advances in research and technology to help further improve the care cancer patients receive.
ACCREDITED BREAST CENTER
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is granted only to those centers that are voluntarily committed to providing the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast. Each breast center must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with NAPBC Standards. To maintain accreditation, centers must monitor compliance with NAPBC Standards to ensure quality care, and undergo an onsite review every three years.
ACCREDITED RECTAL CANCER PROGRAM
Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. BMDA demonstrated a commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centered care, specifically to those with rectal cancer. To achieve NAPRC accreditation, BMDA maintained compliance with the NAPRC standards addressing program management, clinical services and quality improvement for patients.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY LUNG CANCER SCREENING CENTER
ACR Accreditation is considered to be the “gold standard” in medical imaging. To be ACR Accredited shows our commitment to providing the safest and best quality care possible to our patients, families and referring physicians.
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR RADIATION ONCOLOGY'S APEX - ACCREDITATION PROGRAM FOR EXCELLENCE®
Accreditation through APEx is a voluntary and rigorous multi-step process during which a facility’s radiation oncology practices are evaluated using consensus-based standards. The center must demonstrate its safety and quality processes and its adherence to patient-centered care by promoting effective communication, coordinated treatments and strong patient engagement.
CME-ACCREDITED WITH COMMENDATION
Accreditation with Commendation encourages and rewards CME providers for implementing best practices in pedagogy, engagement, evaluation, and change management. It also means we are focused on generating meaningful outcomes.
This special accreditation recognizes the achievements of our organization, including how we advance interprofessional collaborative practice, address public health priorities, create behavioral change, show leadership, leverage educational technology, and demonstrate the impact of education on healthcare professionals and patients.
JRCERT CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology provides accreditation to programs in radiologic sciences, including both traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. It is the only accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
LUNG CANCER ALLIANCE
The Lung Cancer Alliance's Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to responsible, high-quality screening practices. To earn this designation, we must demonstrate and ensure that low-dose CT screening for lung cancer is carried out safely, efficiently and equitably.
QUALITY ONCOLOGY PRACTICE INITIATIVE (QOPI) CERTIFIED PRACTICE
Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center earned a three-year certification from QOPI®, the quality program for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This certification is awarded to outpatient hematology-oncology practices for meeting nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care.
Our center and our team members receive national and regional recognition for putting the needs of our patients first. In 2019, five of our physicians were recognized as Top Doctors of 2019 by Castle Connelly, a national physician directory.
The patient-centered design of our facility has led to numerous architectural and commercial real estate awards, including:
- The American Institute of Architects Florida/Caribbean Merit Award of Excellence in 2019, recognizing achievement in architectural design
- CREW Jacksonville’s IMPACT Award 2019 for a commercial real estate project that has been completed with measurable impact to the community
- Engineering News Record’s Southeast Award of Merit for health care projects