Campbell County Health Receives International Certification

(Gillette, Wyo.) – Campbell County Health (CCH) has received ISO 9001 certification from DNV Healthcare, Inc., its accrediting organization. DNV surveyors were at Memorial Hospital to observe its health care procedures and make sure the facility met standards to be accredited for Medicare. At the same time they observed CCMH maintaining a consistent level of excellence in their daily procedures, from starting an IV to the way a room was cleaned. Meeting this set of criteria for the International Organization for Standardization means that CCH is not only continually upholding everyday standards, but are constantly improving and reducing errors in every part of their daily work. “ISO 9001 certification is considered the gold standard in quality improvement systems,” said Sue Ullrich, Director of Quality and Risk Management. “It has a strong emphasis on the customer as well as systems thinking and continual improvement. It is one of the tools we use to improve the experiences of our patients and residents, helping us to reach our goal of Excellence Every Day.” The ISO certification concept was first brought to the United States by the automobile industry in the late 80s, because of a need to qualify the thousands of parts suppliers used by automobile manufacturers. It was modified to include industries such as healthcare in 2008. Only 135 healthcare organizations currently hold this certification. CCH will be surveyed every year to maintain their "gold standard" status. #county17 #news -- *Brenda Kirk* Community Maven for | 614.940.7121 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities* | Twitter | Facebook