ABOUT BAPTIST MD ANDERSON Accreditations & Awards

NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED 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.

  • Nominate a Nurse: DAISY Award

    The DAISY Award honors nurses who consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary, compassionate care. The DAISY Award recipient is any Baptist Health nurse who exemplifies the kind of nurse that patients and families, as well as our staff and colleagues, recognize as an outstanding role model.

  • Nominate a Care Team Member: LOTUS Award

    For all other team members we have the LOTUS Award. This award goes to a Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center team member who exemplifies Baptist Health’s core values and is recognized as an outstanding role model.

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.

Commission on Cancer (CoC)

CoC accreditation is to help hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve the quality of their care through various cancer-related programs and activities. These programs must address the full spectrum of the disease ーfrom prevention to survivorship ー and have an emphasis on survival and quality of life.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

QUALITY CARE Additional Awards

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