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Thursday, August 18, 2022

North Country Hospital Receives Quality-Based Accreditation

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital recently announced the successful completion of its accreditation process from DNV GL – Healthcare.

By earning the renewal of this three-year accreditation, the hospital has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The hospital received its first accreditation from DNV GL in March 2017.

“Our work is continuous,” said Thom Goodwin, North Country Hospital’s Director of Quality. “We take cues from DNV site surveys to prioritize improvement projects to maintain our compliance. The DNV accreditation program also allows us to openly share information across departments and to discover improvements in clinical workflows and safety protocols.”

North Country Hospital has three years from the date of its accreditation (3/30/2020) to renew compliance with ISO 9001, the most trusted quality management system used by performance-driven organizations worldwide to advance their quality and sustainability objectives.

“The DNV GL program is consistent with our continuous commitment to quality and patient safety,” said NCH CEO Brian Nall. “The ability to integrate these quality requirements with our clinical and financial processes keeps us moving forward and validating our work in the ever-changing healthcare delivery environment. I am grateful to our talented and committed staff.”

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