Bellefontaine, OH — Mary Rutan Hospital today announces that is has achieved national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the newest and first Medicare-approved hospital accreditation program that integrates the ISO 9001quality management system with the Medicare hospital standards and which requires the organization to evaluate the continuum of patient care throughout an entire healthcare system and take measured steps to improve when it is warranted.
“The DNV program is consistent with our long-term commitment to patient safety and overall quality,” says Mandy Goble, President & CEO, Mary Rutan Hospital. “The ability to integrate the ISO 9001 quality management system with our clinical and financial processes is a major step forward.”
DNV hospital accreditation addresses the demands of quality-driven hospitals that are dedicated to patient-centered care. As part of the accreditation process, DNV surveyors track the care of patients across various departments and facilities of Mary Rutan Hospital.
“The DNV program helps us identify opportunities and improve upon our organizational processes for continuous quality improvement. We look upon accreditation as a strategic business tool and as source of empowerment for our staff. The DNV program keeps us moving forward,” says Goble.
Being accredited allows MRH to receive reimbursement for its patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid. The DNV accreditation program is authorized by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is the only program that integrates the ISO quality management system with Medicare’s Conditions of Participation, the core requirements for hospitals set forth by the federal government.
About DNV Healthcare
DNV Healthcare Inc. is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Det Norske Veritas, a global independent foundation dedicated to safeguarding life, property and the environment. For more information about DNV Healthcare and its NIAHOR hospital accreditation program, visit www.dnvaccreditation.com.