Memorial East receives accredidation from national healthcare organization

Memorial East HospitalSHILOH – Memorial Hospital East was 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 Memorial Hospital East, which opened in April of this year.

“Memorial Hospital East clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care,” said Stephen Martin, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., Chief Executive Officer of the HFAP. “We base our decision on federal standards, as well as recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. (Name of organization) met or exceeded the standards in every case.”

“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious distinction,” said Ruth Holmes, administrator at Memorial Hospital East. “The awarding of the HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In fact, quality is 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.  For more information about the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Programs, go to:  www.hfap.org.