Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) announces the successful completion of its new accreditation process from DNV GL - Healthcare. 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 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 Rob Schmitt, GAHHS CEO. “The ability to integrate ISO 9001 quality standards with our clinical and financial processes is a major step forward.” 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 GL - Healthcare DNV GL is a world-leading certification body, helping businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services. Within healthcare, DNV GL 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 GL hospital accreditation, visit www.dnvglhealthcare.com.