Waupun Memorial Hospital Receives New Quality Based Accreditation
Waupun Memorial Hospital has successfully completed its new accreditation process from DNV GL – Healthcare.
By earning accreditation, Waupun Memorial Hospital has demonstrated that 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 DeAnn Thurmer, Waupun Memorial Hospital chief operating officer. “The ability to integrate ISO 9001 quality standards with our clinical and financial processes is a major step forward.”
Waupun Memorial 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 Patrick Horine, DNV GL – Healthcare chief executive officer. “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 transformation.”
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.
For more information, visit www.dnvglhealthcare.com.