Proudly Serving Healthcare Organizations Since 1999
CIHQ is a member-based organization comprised of hospitals
and other healthcare entities throughout the United States.
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.

For Hospitals
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Information Center
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.

For the Public
»View Listing of CIHQ Accredited Hospitals
»Report a quality or safety concern about an accredited hospital.
• • • News Flash • • •
CIHQ congratulates
Cornerstone Hospital West Monroe
on achieving accreditation!
"Our survey with CIHQ was very thorough and fair. Mr. Curtis and Ms. Burgkwist were very knowledgeable and served as great teachers on items we needed to improve on. We look forward to working with CIHQ in the future to further improve our organization."
Chris Simpson, Chief Executive Officer
Cornerstone Hospital West Monroe

»What other CIHQ Accredited Hospitals are saying!

Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ)
P.O. Box 3620
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: 866-324-5080 | Fax: 805-934-8588

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