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Gibson Area Hospital Accreditation through DNV 

Gibson Area Hospital is fully accredited by DNV



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Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services is accredited by DNV.  By earning accreditation, GAHHS 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's accreditation program is the only one to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services 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.

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 is a world-leading certification body, that helps businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities, and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services. Within healthcare, DNV helps customers achieve excellence by improving quality and patient safety through hospital accreditation, managing infection risk, management system certification, and training. For more information about DNV hospital accreditation, visit


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Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services have been awarded by DNV full certification to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System.


GAHHS is dedicated to providing the safest and most effective healthcare services possible, ISO 9001 certification not only reflects that mission but helps to empower it. The effort required to achieve it fundamentally transforms the way we do business. ISO 9001 is ideally suited to the complex, people-intensive challenges of running a hospital.


ISO 9001 is the most widely accepted quality management system in use around the world and is quickly gaining acceptance among US healthcare providers as a foundation for their quality and patient safety programs.


“GAHHS has worked hard to achieve this certification, and they have done so with unwavering commitment from their top leadership to make their hospital the best it can be,” says Patrick Horine, President of DNV Healthcare USA Inc. “ISO 9001 certification isn’t just an award or trophy for something you’ve done, it’s public evidence that you are at the top of your game with an obvious plan in place to make excellence an everyday objective.”


ISO 9001 brings science to the art of caregiving; it helps to standardize processes around things that are proven to work, by the people doing the work, thus empowering frontline workers while creating an environment of predictability for the entire organization. The ultimate impact of ISO 9001 within hospitals is the reduction or elimination of variation, so that critical work processes are done consistently and the “best ideas” aren’t held by one person or one department, but are ingrained in the organization itself.


Businesses that implement ISO 9001 do so for both internal and external benefits. Internally it helps staff create clear and consistent processes of patient care, and ensure that progress is constantly being made toward specific quality objectives. Externally, it tells the public, as well as insurers and regulatory agencies, that the hospital is not only talking about quality but is pursuing it with discipline and transparency.




GAHHS Laboratory Accreditation through COLA

Gibson Area Hospital Laboratory is fully accredited by COLA.


To view the full certificate of accreditation, click here.

COLA, Inc. is a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote health and safety through accreditation and educational programs. COLA Inc. accredits more than 7,000 medical laboratories and provides the clinical laboratory with a program of education, consultation, and accreditation enabling clinical laboratories and staff to meet U.S. CLIA 88 and other regulatory requirements.

Gibson Area Hospital Laboratory has surveys every two years with the last being in May of 2021.

The public may contact COLA to report any concerns or register complaints dealing with laboratory quality or patient safety by calling (800) 981-9883 or sending an e-mail to COLA at [email protected].


How to Contact Us

To contact Gibson Area Hospital directly call (217) 784-4251. For Security Concerns please call the Security Officer at (217) 784-2370. For general questions or comments about the GAHHS website, fill out the form on the contact page or email .

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