WHAT IS ACCREDITATION

AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a process of review that outstanding healthcare organizations participate in to demonstrate the ability to meet predetermined criteria and standards of accreditation established by a professional accrediting agency. Accreditation represents agencies as credible and reputable organizations dedicated to ongoing and continuous compliance with the highest standard of quality. Accreditation Commission for Heath Care, Inc. collaborates with industry experts to create standards to ensure that quality is maintained throughout all aspects of the organization.

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Why Accreditation Matters

ACHC conducts site surveys every three years by industry experts. A comprehensive review is conducted of organizational structure , policies & procedures, compliance with federal/state/local laws, leadership, patients’ rights & responsibilities, fiscal operations, human resource management, provision of care, patient records, quality outcomes, performance improvement, infection control, and patient/employee safety. At the time of survey, organizations demonstrate how they have maintained continuous compliance with the ACHC Standards for Accreditation.