WhidbeyHealth is now a DNV-GL Accredited Critical Access Hospital. By earning accreditation, WhidbeyHealth has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set forth by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
“This is a major milestone for healthcare on Whidbey Island,” stated Ron Telles, WhidbeyHealth CEO. “The entire accreditation process is consistent with our long-term commitment to continuous improvements in quality of services and patient safety.” Telles continued, “The ability to integrate ISO 9001 quality standards with our clinical and financial processes is a major step forward.”
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.
DNV-GL is a global independent certification, assurance, and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise, DNV-GL advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and drives innovative solutions.
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