Northeast Regional awarded accreditation

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Northeast Regional Medical Center was awarded accreditation by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, according to a press release from the hospital.

“We are extremely proud to have received our HFAP accreditation,” CEO Ranee Brayton said. “It requires a team effort from start to finish. Everyone at NRMC is involved in providing compassionate, patient-centered care to our patients every day of the year. This commitment to our patients and our community is clearly shown in this accreditation.”

The press release says HFAP is a nationally recognized program of Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems (AAHHS) that offers accreditation and specialty certifications for a different health care organizations. HFAP is the original health care accreditation program in the United States and is authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and recognized by state governments, regulatory bodies and insurers.

“Northeast Regional Medical Center clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety,” AAHHS CEO Meg Gravesmill said. “We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough onsite review of the hospital against recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement and environmental safety. Northeast Regional Medical Center has earned the distinction of HFAP accreditation through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”