Iowa Specialty Hospital has received quality-based national reaccreditation from DNV Healthcare based on its dedication to exceptional patient care and safety at both of its hospital locations.
“This accreditation is proof of the long-term commitment our doctors, staff and administration have made to patient safety and overall quality of care at both our Belmond and Clarion campuses,” says Amy McDaniel, chief executive officer of Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond.
The accreditation program requires hospitals to evaluate the continuum of patient care throughout its facilities and take measured steps to improve when it is warranted. To achieve this accreditation, Iowa Specialty Hospital underwent a period of monitoring to ensure its adherence to patient safety criteria and quality of care standards. The accreditation allows Iowa Specialty Hospital to continue to receive reimbursement for patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid.
“We are always honored to be recognized for the exceptional healthcare our employees provide each and every day,” Steve Simonin, president and chief executive officer of Iowa Specialty Hospital, says. “We are proud to receive this accreditation and will continue to provide our patients with the safe conditions and specialized care they deserve."
DNV’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 is a world leading certification body. They help businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services. Within healthcare, they help organizations achieve excellence by improving quality and patient safety through hospital accreditation, managing infection risk, management system certification and training.
For more information about DNV hospital accreditation, visit www.dnv.us/assurance/healthcare.