Henry County Hospital announces the successful completion of its new accreditation
process from DNV GL - Healthcare.
By earning accreditation, Henry County Hospital has demonstrated it meets
or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set
forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV GL’s
accreditation program is the only one to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality
Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
“The DNV GL program is consistent with our long-term commitment to
quality and patient safety,” says Kim Bordenkircher, Henry County
Hospital CEO. “The ability to integrate ISO 9001 quality standards
with our clinical and financial processes is a major step forward.”
Henry County Hospital has three years from the date of its accreditation
to achieve compliance with ISO 9001, the world’s most trusted quality
management system used by performance-driven organizations around the
world to advance their quality and sustainability objectives.
“We have taken an entirely different approach to accreditation, and
hospitals are really responding,” says DNV GL - Healthcare CEO Patrick
Horine. “Since accreditation is a must-have credential for just
about every hospital in this country, why not make it more valuable, and
get more out of it? That’s where ISO 9001 comes into play, and turns
the typical get-your-ticket-punched accreditation exercise into a quality
DNV GL’s accreditation program, called NIAHO® (Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), involves annual
hospital surveys – instead of every three years – and encourages
hospitals to openly share information across departments and to discover
improvements in clinical workflows and safety protocols.
About DNV GL - Healthcare
DNV GL is a world-leading certification body. We help businesses assure
the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and
supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services.
Within healthcare, we help our customers achieve excellence by improving
quality and patient safety through hospital accreditation, managing infection
risk, management system certification and training.
The DNV GL Group operates in more than 100 countries. Our 16,000 professionals
are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.
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