Special to Iredell Free News

Iredell Health System has successfully completed the accreditation process through DNV, a world-leading certification body committed to supporting the development and continual improvement of healthcare quality and patient safety in healthcare organizations.

By earning accreditation, Iredell Memorial Hospital has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV’s accreditation program is the only one to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.

“We are always so pleased to receive our annual DNV accreditation. DNV truly has made us a better organization said John Green, president and CEO of Iredell Health System. “They perform the survey in a collegial and collaborative way, providing us with daily updates of all the great practices and interactions they had around the facility. They also provide best practice recommendations and ways that we can continue to improve. It is a good process for our organization, and I believe that it makes us a safer and better organization for our community.” 

DNV’s hospital accreditation program, called NIAHO (National 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.

About Iredell Health System

Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Mooresville; two urgent care centers; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; the Iredell Physician Network and more. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only nonprofit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247 beds; more than 1,800 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. The Health System’s second campus, Iredell Mooresville, is home to the area’s only 24-hour urgent care facility, as well as an ambulatory surgery center, imaging center, rehabilitation services, and physician practices. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org.