Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CoxHealth successfully completes its new accreditation process from DNV GL - Healthcare

In the continued tradition of achieving the highest standards of quality care, CoxHealth is embracing accreditation vendor, DNV GL - Healthcare. Following a recent survey, its five hospitals, Cox Medical Center South, Cox North, Cox Medical Center Branson, Cox Monett, and Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as its outpatient centers and provider-based clinics all received national accreditation by DNV. They are the only hospitals in southwest Missouri accredited by DNV GL – Healthcare.

By earning accreditation, CoxHealth has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set forth by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
DNV’s accreditation program, called NIAHO® (National Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), involves yearly hospital surveys – compared to every three years – and encourages hospitals to openly share information across departments and to seek continuous improvements in clinical workflows and safety protocols.

This national accreditation is the first step toward CoxHealth receiving international recognition for quality management through ISO 9001. DNV is the first and only accrediting organization that combines US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Standards of Participation and the ISO 9001 quality management standards.

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized standard for quality management of businesses. It is a global standard that demonstrates a commitment to quality and process improvement.