Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been accredited with DNV GL — Healthcare.
By earning accreditation, Houston Methodist Sugar Land has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Det Norske Veritas (DNV) process allows for more organizational innovation by encouraging the sharing of ideas and embracing best practices.
DNV surveys are an annual occurrence. Annual surveys foster even greater improvements in patient care.
“The DNV GL program is consistent with our long-term commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Chris Siebanaler, regional vice president and CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land. “The ability to integrate ISO 9001 quality standards with our clinical and financial processes is a major step forward.”
“We have taken an entirely different approach to accreditation, and hospitals are really responding,” said DNV GL — Healthcare CEO Patrick Horine.
“Since accreditation is a must-have credential for just about every hospital in this country, why not make it more valuable, and get more out of it?”
DNV GL’s accreditation program, called NIAHO (Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), involves annual hospital surveys — instead of every three years — and encourages hospitals to openly share information across departments and to discover improvements in clinical workflows and safety protocols.