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Pardee Hospital receives quality based reaccreditation from DNV Healthcare

Pardee Hospital has achieved national reaccreditation from DNV Healthcare and will continue to be a Medicare-approved hospital program that integrates the ISO 9001 quality management system with the Medicare hospital standards. “We are pleased to announce that pursuant to the authority granted to Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Healthcare, Inc. by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, that Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital is deemed in compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Hospitals and is awarded full accreditation for three (3) years effective April 23, 2012,” said Beth Long, Compliance Officer of Pardee Hospital. 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 Pardee Hospital. This accreditation allows Pardee to receive reimbursement for its patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid. The DNV accreditation program was authorized by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2008 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. Pardee Hospital became compliant with the ISO 9001:2008 standards in order to maintain its accreditation with DNV earlier this year. 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 http://www.dnvaccreditation.com.

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