ASTORIA, Ore. – Columbia Memorial Hospital was awarded accreditation by HFAP, the nation’s original independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Accreditation confirms that CMH is providing high quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
“Columbia Memorial Hospital clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Lawrence Haspel, DO, Chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation for HFAP. “We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough on-site review of the hospital against recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Columbia Memorial Hospital has earned the distinction of HFAP accreditation through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”
“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious accreditation,” said Erik Thorsen, CEO, Columbia Memorial Hospital. “Earning HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community Being an accredited hospital signals to our patients that CMH has been thoroughly evaluated for quality and safety.”
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