Methodist Richardson is the first hospital in the nation awarded pancreatic, liver and bile duct cancer certification from The Joint Commission

Methodist Richardson Medical Center is proud to announce it is the first hospital in the country to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Pancreatic/Hepatic/Biliary Cancer Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

“We know we are as good or better than any place in the country with regard to outcomes for these cancers,” says Rohan Jeyarajah, MD, Director of GI Surgical Services. “This really puts Methodist Richardson on the map since we are first in the nation.”

Methodist Richardson underwent a rigorous on-site review in October. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards, as well as Pancreatic/Hepatic/Biliary specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures were also assessed.

"We are very pleased to receive this certification from The Joint Commission, the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” says Ken Hutchenrider, FACHE, President of Methodist Richardson. “It is an honor to provide our community and beyond with this level of care.”

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated healthcare to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Ten hospitals proudly carry the Methodist Health System brand, as owners or through affiliation. More than two dozen Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are among the facilities served by the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.