Rush University Cancer Center Accreditations

Outstanding Achievement Award

Rush University Cancer Center programs are accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Rush received the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer in its most recent survey. Rush has received this triennial award all four times since the award was created in 2004. The prestigious award recognizes programs that excel in providing quality cancer care.

CoC accreditation shows that Rush is committed to providing patients and their families with quality services to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and support those dealing with cancer.

Gold Seal of Approval

Rush University Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission. Receiving the Gold Seal of Approval means that Rush meets The Joint Commissions rigorous standards for delivering high quality, safe care.

Magnet nursing

Nursing staff at Rush University Medical Center have achieved Magnet status, a three-year designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, five times in a row. Magnet status means that nurses at Rush provide quality patient care and continually work to improve this care. Read more about Magnet nurses at Rush.

FACT accredited

Rush University Medical Center is fully accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy to provide stem cell and bone marrow transplants. FACT accreditation shows that Rush follows the standards for high quality medical and laboratory practice in these therapies. These standards cover the entire process from selecting donors to collecting the cells, processing and storing them, all the way to transplanting cells into patients.

National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence

Rush University Medical Center is a designated National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence. This designation recognizes Rush's multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer, treating the whole patient with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life. Rush is the first health system in Illinois to earn this designation.

OncLive Strategic Alliance

The Rush University Cancer Center has a strategic alliance partnership with OncLive, which helps Rush share news, updates and research from our oncology experts. OncLive also offers oncology professionals resources and information to help them further provide excellent patient care.

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative 

The Rush University Cancer Center has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The QOPI® Certification Program certifies oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for cancer care. This certification reaffirms our commitment to providing patients with high-quality cancer care.