McLeod Health Clarendon announces the successful reaccreditation from DNV GL Healthcare. DNV GL is a certification body that helps hospitals achieve excellence by improving quality and safety through hospital accreditation processes.
By achieving reaccreditation McLeod Health Clarendon has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers of 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 Healthcare reaccreditation is consistent with our commitment to provide quality healthcare to the people in our region,” says Rachel Gainey McLeod Health Clarendon CEO. “We value the reaccreditation process review and collaboration with DNV to help us find opportunities for continued improvements in processes to provide safe quality care for our patients.”
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.
McLeod Health Clarendon
Established in 1951, McLeod Health Clarendon has served the residents of Clarendon County for 68 years. In 2013, the hospital completed a $22 million, 47,000 square foot expansion and renovation, encompassing new operating rooms, an emergency department, same-day surgery center and larger patient rooms. Services available at McLeod Health Clarendon include: labor and delivery, infusion therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and home health. The hospital has nearly 30 physicians representing medical specialties ranging from family medicine, OB/GYN and orthopedics to plastic surgery and urology.
About DNV GL Healthcare
DNV is a global independent certification, assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise, DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, drives innovative solutions.
Whether certifying a company’s management system or products, accrediting hospitals, providing training, assessing supply chains or digital assets, DNV enables customers and stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence, continually improve and realize long-term strategic goals sustainably.
DNV draws on its wide technical and industry expertise to help companies worldwide build consumer and stakeholder trust. Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.
For more information about DNV, visit www.dnvcert.com/healthcare
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