Created: Tuesday, 22 September 2009 17:51
Written by Kristie Harris
Pardee announced in August that it is the first hospital in the state of North Carolina to receive DNV Healthcare certification
, a new quality-based accreditation program that focuses on the clinical quality of patient care and patient safety throughout an entire health care system. DNV’s service is the first new federally-approved accreditation program in more than 40 years, and offers Pardee the opportunity to simultaneously satisfy its Medicare accreditation requirements and implement the ISO 9001 Quality Management System
. ISO 9001 is recognized by businesses around the world as the benchmark for continuous quality improvement. Innovative hospitals are embracing ISO as a way to identify and focus on the most successful approaches to the delivery of the highest quality patient care, and also improve billing and other critical aspects of running a modern hospital.