OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center

Ottawa, Illinois


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We were honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog.






Additionally, we are proud to have received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and to have been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures from The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits nearly 16,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. To earn and maintain accreditation, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a  survey team at least every three years.






We are accredited by the American College of Radiology for Mammography, MRI, & Nuclear Medicine. Since 1987, the American College of Radiology has accredited more than 35,000 facilities in 10 imaging modalities.

The Mammography Accreditation Program provides peer review and feedback on staff qualifications, equipment, quality control and assurance, image quality and dose. Accreditation is required for all U.S. facilities. The MRI Accreditation Program evaluates staff qualifications, quality control, MR safety policies and image quality. The Nuclear Medicine Accreditation Program involves acquisition of clinical and phantom images and corresponding data for each unit.






The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

In total, CLIA covers approximately 251,000 laboratory entities. The Division of Laboratory Services, within the Survey and Certification Group, under the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) has the responsibility for implementing the CLIA Program.

The objective of the CLIA program is to ensure quality laboratory testing. The laboratory at OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center is properly certified.





OSF Saint Elizabeth has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) from the American Association for Respiratory Care. This national program is aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

The QRCR program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services.





We are designated as EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Resource Hospital by IDPH. An EMS Resource hospital is one with the authority and the responsibility for an EMS System as outlined in the IDPH-approved EMS System Program Plan.

The Resource Hospital, through the EMS Medical Director, assumes responsibility for the entire program, including the clinical aspects, operations and educational programs. This hospital agrees to replace medical supplies and provide for equipment exchange for participating EMS vehicles.






OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center is a designated Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics. All of our emergency physicians are trained to meet the needs of children.

All OSF Saint Elizabeth Emergency Department nurses are certified in advanced pediatric life support and receive ongoing pediatric emergency education.

OSF Saint Elizabeth is committed to providing the highest quality pediatric care in a child-friendly environment.





OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center is accredited by the American Heart Association as a Training Center. We support their mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.





The CHOICES outpatient behavioral health clinic at OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center is LEED Platinum certified. Additionally, OSF Medical Group - Marseilles boasts a LEED Silver facility.

LEED stands for green building leadership. LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.