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Saint Francis Medical Center

Recognitions & Accreditations

Saint Francis Medical Center is noted for high-quality healthcare services on regional, state and national levels and has received numerous recognitions, accreditations and certifications.

Saint Francis Medical Center

Cancer Institute

  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer three-year reaccreditation with commendation (2017-2020)
  • Member of the Central Illinois Community Oncology Program for cancer clinical trials

Diabetes Education and Management Center

  • Diabetes Self-Management Training program recognized by the American Diabetes Association® for meeting National Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education

Diagnostic Services

  • Accredited by the American College of Radiology for ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), PET/CT services, Computed Tomography and Nuclear Medicine Services

Emergency and Trauma Center

  • Designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Heart Hospital

  • Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
  • Quality Respiratory Care Recognition by the American Association for Respiratory Care
  • Full Cycle IV accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) through 2018
  • Accredited by the American College of Radiology in vascular peripheral, vascular cerebro, vascular abdominal and vascular deep abdominal ultrasound
  • American Heart Association® Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center-BRONZE Level Recognition Award

Home Health/ DME

  • Full accreditation by The Joint Commission

Laboratory Services

  • Accredited by the College of American Pathologists and Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA)
  • Accredited by the College of American Pathology
  • Certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • One of more than 900 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) participating in the Vermont Oxford Network, an international network of NICUs

Neurosciences Institute

  • Three-time recipient of The Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction in Disease-Specific Care for Primary Stroke Treatment
  • Neurophysiology EEG Laboratory accreditation from the Laboratory Accreditation Board of the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) (2009-2014) 
  • Blue Distinction Center for Spine SurgerySM, as designated by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri

Orthopedic Institute

  • Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip ReplacementSM, as designated by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri
  • Ranked best overall for excellence in joint replacement surgery in 2010 by Marshall | Steele
  • Named to Becker’s Hospital Review 2012 list of 100 hospitals nationwide with great orthopedic programs


  • Accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

Sleep Disorders Center

  • Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine


  • Designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology
  • Accredited by the American College of Radiology for mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and MRI breast imaging services
  • Bone-density services offered by clinical staff certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)

Teaching/Clinical Affiliations

  • Arkansas State University
  • Barnes Jewish Gofarb
  • Bethel University
  • Bradley University
  • Brown Mackie College
  • Cape Career & Technology
  • Central Methodist University
  • Illinois State University
  • Independence University
  • Indiana State University
  • Jefferson County Community College
  • John A. Logan College
  • Kaplan University dba Iowa College Acquisition
  • LINN State Technical College
  • Maryville University
  • Metro Business College
  • Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
  • Missouri State University (Southwest)
  • Murray State University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Rockhurst University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Sanford Brown College
  • Shawnee Community College
  • Southeast Hospital College of Nursing
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Southern IL Collegiate Common Market
  • Southern Illinois
  • Southern University at Carbondale
  • St Louis Community College
  • St. Louis College of Health Careers
  • Tennessee State University
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Union University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisiana Monroe
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri (Mizzou)
  • University of Missouri-Sinclair
  • University of Tennessee
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University
  • Western Kentucky Community
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