LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health has received accreditation for Southeastern Regional Medical Center from DNV GL Healthcare.
By earning accreditation, the hospital has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV GL’s accreditation program integrates the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
“The DNV GL program is consistent with our long-term commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Southeastern Health President and CEO Joann Anderson. “The ability to integrate ISO 9001 quality standards with our clinical and financial processes is a major step forward.”
Southeastern Health has three years from the date of its accreditation to achieve compliance with ISO 9001.
DNV GL’s accreditation program, called NIAHO (Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), involves annual hospital surveys — instead of every three years — and encourages hospitals to openly share information across departments and to discover improvements in clinical workflow and safety protocols.
The DNV GL Group operates in more than 100 countries.
For information about DNV GL hospital accreditation, visit www.dnvglhealthcare.com.