Hills & Dales General Hospital was recently awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after the HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the quality and safety standards of Hills & Dales in the areas of lab, radiology, nursing, ambulatory services, physical therapy, clinic management, medical staff services, and much more.
“Hills & Dales clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care,” said Lawrence Haspel, DO, Chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation for the HFAP. “We base our decision on federal standards, as well as recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Hills & Dales met or exceeded the standards in every case.”
“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious distinction,” said Jean Anthony, President and CEO. “The awarding of the HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. We go through this process every three years, and it takes every staff member, every day, to achieve this accreditation. These standards and objectives are consistently the priority focus in our strategic plans and goals.”
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) is a nationally recognized not-for-profit accreditation organization with deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Originally created in 1945, the HFAP is the oldest accrediting body in the country. The HFAP surveying process and standards benefit from oversight by a wide range of medical professionals, including both allopathic and osteopathic disciplines. The HFAP accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies. In 2015, the HFAP was acquired by the Accreditation Association, a family of organizations committed to developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care and value for health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research.