SPARTANBURG — Spartanburg Medical Center (SMC) and Pelham Medical Center (PMC), part of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS), were recently recognized by the National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO) Hospital Accreditation Program.
As part of the accreditation process, surveyors visited the hospitals to monitor their adherence to patient safety and quality standards established by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Surveyors also evaluated processes impacting patient care across various departments within SMC and PMC.
This process helps SRHS improve standards and procedures, further enhancing the quality of the healthcare system.
“Spartanburg Medical Center provides a comprehensive set of services, from Level I Trauma to Neonatal Intensive Care to leading edge cancer care and beyond. We maintain the highest standards for each and are pleased that this was validated through our survey process,” said Phil Feisal, President of Spartanburg Medical Center. “The surveyors meticulously evaluated all areas of hospitals and were impressed by our systems, processes and, most importantly, our staff.”
Being accredited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) allows SMC and PMC to receive reimbursement for patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid.
“We take pride in the quality of service we provide the community and welcome an ‘outside validation’ of the quality of our care and processes,” said Tony Kouskolekas, President of Pelham Medical Center. “While accreditation is required, it is an excellent opportunity to confirm the excellent practices performed in the hospital, along with identifying opportunities to increase quality and simply be better as an organization.”
This accreditation will require an annual survey and the organization’s continual compliance with the DNV Healthcare Accreditation Process. Union Medical Center, also part of SRHS, was accredited in late 2015.
With the authority granted to DNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc. by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and CMS, Spartanburg Medical Center and Pelham Medical Center are compliant with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Hospitals and was awarded full accreditation for a three-year term.
This story courtesy of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.