Accreditation is a way for a healthcare organization to meet regulatory standards established by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Not only meeting regulations but also demonstrating the organization’s commitment to high levels of performance and patient care by driving Continuous Quality Improvement.

Accreditation programs directly impact the clinical outcomes by improving the structure and process of care which ultimately help in delivering safe, high quality patient care.

Why achieve accreditation?

  • Demonstrate our commitment to quality: Accreditation is regarded as one of the key benchmarks for measuring the quality of an organization. Preparing for accreditation gives our organization an opportunity to identify our strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Create distinction among competitors: Differentiating our hospital from other similar healthcare providers can show our dedication to improving patient outcomes and safety.
  • Drive continuous improvement: Accreditation demonstrates our organization’s commitment to remaining compliant with industry standards and best practices, containing costs and practicing performance improvement.

DNV GL Accreditation and ISO 9001 Journey

  • Estes Park Health has received accreditation from DNV GL-Healthcare. DNV GL’s innovative program begins with initial accreditation and following a three year program, integrates ISO 9001 compliance to further develop quality standards to the international level.
  • Estes Park Health is committed to patient safety, well-being and quality. Accreditation moves us to a new level. “We have been looking forward to taking this next step by receiving this accreditation,” says Lyda Gardiner, Director of Quality, Risk and Case Management, BSN, M.Ed., B.Ed., B.Sc. “We believe the DNV GL program is more closely aligned with leading quality and patient safety practices that will facilitate growth in our organization.” Accreditation with DNV GL sets a higher bar, beyond the basic requirements, for hospitals to put a greater focus on national best practices in all areas of care and services.” Estes Park Health is one of the six out of 31 Critical Access Hospitals in Colorado that have received DNV GL accreditation.
  • ISO 9001 is the preeminent quality management system used by people-intensive businesses around the world. A growing number of U.S. hospitals are embracing ISO as a way to identify, standardize and then continually improve upon the most successful approaches to patient care, billing and other critical aspects of running a modern hospital.