Hospital awarded national healthcare facilities accreditation
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program awarded Columbus Regional Hospital with its triennial accreditation.
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) is an independent accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Accreditation is awarded only after an extensive and objective review of the hospital and its various specialties and departments, such as the laboratory, ambulatory services, surgical services and physical therapy, etc. The review is based on federal and national standards for patient safety, quality improvement and environmental safety. Every three years, Columbus Regional Hospital undergoes the review and the hospital met or exceeded standards in every case in order to receive the designation.
For the 2018 survey process Columbus Regional Health welcomed six on-site surveyors throughout the facility over the course of three days. Columbus Regional was found to be deficiency free.
The HFAP is a non-profit, nationally recognized accreditation organization. It has been accrediting healthcare facilities for more than 60 years, and under Medicare since its inception. Its mission is to advance high quality patient care and safety through objective application of recognized standards. Its accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations and insurance companies. For more information on the organization or accreditation program, visit www.hfap.org.
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