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Certifications & Accreditations: The Medical Center

The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization, accredits and certifies more than 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.




The Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers demonstrates an organization’s stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.





The GHA Presidential Honor Roll is recognition from the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability, which focuses on process and quality improvement. Hospitals can achieve one of three levels of recognition based on their Appropriate Care Measure (ACM) rate. The levels of recognition are Honor Roll, Presidential Honor Roll and Chairman’s Roll.

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.