A hospital isn’t just a building. It is a place where individuals and families seek advice and comfort and the occasional miracle. Above all, it is a place where excellence is the minimum expectation and where a mistake can change your life in a heartbeat.
With that in mind, Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, under the direction of CEO Raymond Hino, the hospital’s board of directors, executive team, managers and staff, has successfully completed its new accreditation process from DNV – Healthcare, a globally leading quality assurance and risk management company.
By earning accreditation, SCHHC has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (conditions of participation) set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
“We at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center are proud to announce that we have been approved by DNV, an internationally well-known and Medicare-approved healthcare accreditation organization,” CEO Hino said.
The accreditation program is designed to support the development and continual improvement of healthcare quality, as well as patient, staff and visitor safety in healthcare organizations. Accreditation ensures high-quality outcomes to the patients and communities the hospital serves. These standards are imperative when individuals and families make critical healthcare decisions.
“Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center has always been a state licensed hospital and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide healthcare services to the Medicare and Medicaid populations,” said Hino. “We chose to voluntarily submit to a DNV accreditation survey because it demonstrates our hospital’s commitment to not only meeting or exceeding the patient safety standards of CMS, but also the additional quality management system requirements that are the trademark of all DNV accredited hospitals.”
By becoming a DNV accredited hospital, Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center joins the more than 550 hospitals nationwide, including some of the most prestigious hospitals in the United States, that have chosen DNV to be their accreditation partner.
Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center is now on a path to achieving compliance with the ISO 9001 Quality Management System requirements within the next three years. With the ISO 9001 certificate, an organization can show that the products or services delivered are up to customer demands and legal obligations.
“I could not be more proud of our dedicated team of board members, leaders, doctors, nurses and other clinicians who worked very hard to achieve this internationally acclaimed recognition for our hospital,” Hino said.