Accreditations / Distinctions


Joint Commission Accreditation


Bothwell Regional Health Center is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Joint Commission accreditation means Bothwell meets the exacting standards set forth by the nation's premier hospital-accrediting organization and ensures that it uses best practices to provide patient care in a safe manner and in a secure environment. Joint Commission examines such areas as environment of care, infection prevention, patient rights and responsibilities and information management.


America's Most Wired Hospitals


Bothwell was recognized in 2010 by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association, as one of America’s Top 100 Most Wired Hospitals. Bothwell was one of only five hospitals named in Missouri. Electronic health records help ensure safer patient care and improve health-care providers’ access to patient history. Maintaining health records of patients electronically has been a central component of health-care reform. The Most Wired list represents hospitals nationwide that scored the highest in a national survey.


Appropriate Care Measures


Bothwell received high marks in recent postings of performance indicators for Appropriate Care Measures, which compare hospitals' performance in meeting a uniform set of 26 different quality measures. The results showed the health center in line with and sometimes leading when compared to average scores from hospitals in Missouri and nationwide. Hospitals' performance in meeting these quality standards are shared with the Joint Commission, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and private insurers, and are posted on the public website www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.


First in State for Value Based Purchasing

Bothwell ranked first in the state in Value-Based Purchasing (VBP). VBP is the way the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) adjusts payments to hospitals on the basis of quality measures. In simple terms, CMS withholds some hospital payments and then redistributes that money to the hospitals with the best achievement or improvement on measures of hospital quality, clinical outcomes, cost of care and patient satisfaction. We ranked first out of 70 hospitals in Missouri. Nationwide, Bothwell was 80th out of 3,069 hospitals, putting us in the top 4 percent.


“B” in Leapfrog Quality Grades

Bothwell received a grade of “B” from The Leapfrog Group, a national independent organization focused on hospital quality and transparency. Leapfrog reviews data on fall rate, surgical infections, nurse and doctor communications, technology use and even responsiveness to patients. In the more than 3,500 hospitals scored, 798 hospitals received an A grade, 639 hospitals got a B,  and 2,134 hospitals earned Cs, Ds or Fs. (See www.hospitalsafetyscore.org for complete info.) Bothwell scored higher than our nearby competitors, including the University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, St. Luke’s and Truman Medical Center in Kansas City.



American College of Radiology Accreditation


 Bothwell Regional Health Center and Bothwell Health Center - Truman Lake were awarded three-year terms of accreditation from the American College of Radiology for the quality of their mammography services. The ACR awards accreditation to facilities that achieve the highest standards for quality.


American Academy of Sleep Medicine


Our Sleep Centers in Sedalia and Warsaw are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Sleep centers must meet multiple requirements to achieve accreditation including the establishment of proper policies and procedures, staff certifications and continuation of education, facilities standards and proper equipment and recordkeeping. The center also must treat all sleep disorders and sleep technologists certified by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).


Patient Safety Organization


Bothwell Regional Health Center is designated a Missouri Center for Patient Safety Organization. A patient safety organization is dedicated to improving patient care by reducing medical errors. Common functions of a patient safety organization are data collection and analysis, reporting, education, funding and advocacy. A patient safety organization must have defined policies and a primary goal of conducting activities to improve patient safety and the quality of health care provided.