Welcome to the CIHQ Hospital Accreditation Division
The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) is the nation's newest accreditation provider approved by CMS to deem acute care hospitals as meeting Medicare Conditions of Participation.
Our program strives to ensure that patients receive care in organizations that exceed minimum standards set forth by the federal government.
We are committed to helping hospitals improve the quality of care rendered in their community by providing the tools and support they need in a collegial, respectful, educational, and cost-effective manner.
Hospital Accreditation Program Enter this section to learn about our policies, standards, survey procedures, pricing, and other important information
Disease Specific Certification Program Enter this section to learn about CIHQ's evidence-based disease specific certification programs in primary stroke, stroke ready hospital, heart failure, and joint replacement surgery.
Center of Excellence Designation Program Enter this section to learn about our unique Center of Excellence Designation program specifically designed for LTAC and Rehabilitation Hospitals.
CIHQ congratulates ContinueCare Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin
on achieving accreditation!
"We recently achieved accreditation with CIHQ for the first time. The surveyors were very knowledgeable and although they held us to a high standard, they were very generous in the sharing of information as a means of helping us become leaders in patient care. The one thing that impressed me the most, aside from their knowledge base, was the wonderful job they did at putting our front line staff at ease. Honestly, a true display of transformational leadership. Overall the experience was very favorable and the knowledge gained can only help propel us forward in our quest for implementing process improvements in patient care."
Patricia Faulkner, Director of Quality Management ContinueCare Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin