UMass Memorial Medical Center is continually prepared for surveys in compliance with the highest levels of quality care and patient safety standards as set by The Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Massachusetts Department of Health and many other regulatory, licensing and accrediting agencies.

The Medical Center has received numerous specialty accreditations, licenses and certifications from agencies including,

  • Anatomic Pathology: The College of American Pathologists
  • Bariatric Surgery: Designated Level One Center by the American College of Surgeons
  • Blood Banks/Blood Donor Center: American Association of Blood Banks (AABB); the College of American Pathologists, the Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematopoetic Cell Therapy (stem cell collection), and the American Association of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (donor typing). The Blood Donor Center is registered and inspected for blood donation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Bone Marrow Transplant: Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
  • Breast Center: National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • Cancer Services: Accredited with commendation by American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • Children's Medical Center: National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions
  • Emergency Department/Trauma Services: Verified as a Level One Regional Trauma Center for Adults and Children
  • Hospital Laboratories: College of American Pathologists
  • Life Flight Air Ambulance: Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Level Three Regional Center for High-risk Obstetrical and Neonatal Care
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program: American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Radiology/Ultrasound: American College of Radiology; The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories
  • Solid Organ Transplant: United National Organ Service; The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
  • Stem Cell Lab: College of American Pathologists
  • Stroke: The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC)
  • Transfusion Medicine: American Association of Blood Banks, College of American Pathologists
  • Vascular Lab: Vascular Lab Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories; The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval