Union Hospital in Dover has successfully completed its new accreditation process from DNV GL - Healthcare. The accreditation period is three years.
According to Carey Gardner, Director of Community Relations, by earning accreditation Union Hospital has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards 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,” Gardner said. “The ability to integrate ISO 9001 quality standards with our clinical and financial processes is a major step forward.”
Gardner says the DNV survey team spent four days at Union Hospital in February throughout all departments of the hospital to evaluate patient care and nearly all aspects of the hospital’s operations. The survey was unannounced in advance and hospital staff did not know when the surveyors would arrive.
James Knisely of New Philadelphia, chairman of the hospital’s Board of Trustees, thanked the hospital staff and physicians for their efforts that resulted in a successful DNV accreditation outcome.
“The DNV accreditation is another important indicator of Union Hospital’s commitment to quality,” Knisely said. “It requires a hospital-wide effort to continuously meet quality standards and improve Union Hospital’s level of care.”
Gardner said being accredited allows Union Hospital to receive payment for care provided to patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid.
For more information about DNV GL hospital accreditation, visit www.dnvglhealthcare.com.
Information about Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at www.unionhospital.org, and on the hospital’s pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).