Washington hospital moves to DNV accreditation

Accreditation Connection, April 3, 2009

For one Washington hospital, making the move from Joint Commission accreditation to DNV Healthcare, Inc.’s NIAHO(SM) accreditation was a matter of research, timing—and moving at a lightning pace.

Group Health Central Hospital in Seattle is part of Group Health Cooperative, an integrated delivery and financing system providing care to approximately 400,000 residents in Washington and northern Idaho. The organization operates 26 primary care centers, three specialty centers, and one hospital.

“It all started out at the annual Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum,” says Elizabeth Rosen, RN, BSN, director of quality and regulatory compliance at Central Hospital. “DNV was there, and I discussed the situation with them and came back to share my interest with our leadership.”

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