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Accreditation Programs

CIHQ accredits a variety of healthcare organizations throughout the United States and abroad. Click on the following programs to learn more, and to apply.
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Center of Excellence Programs

Center of Excellence designation demonstrates to your patients, staff, and payers, that the care your hospital provides is a cut above the rest. Click here and then scroll down the following programs to learn more, and to apply.
» Center of Excellence in Long Term Acute Care CE in Long Term Acute Care
» Center of Excellence in Rehabilitation Services CE in Rehabilitation Services
» Center of Excellence in Respiratory Services CE in Respiratory Services
» Center of Excellence in Environmental Health & Safety CE in Environmental Health & Safety
» Center of Excellence in Nursing Services CE in Nursing Services
» Center of Excellence in Palliative Care CE in Palliative Care
» Center of Excellence in Emergency Services CE in Emergency Services
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Consulting Services (ARS)

CIHQ has engaged in an exclusive contract with an independent organization, Accreditation Resource Services, (ARS) to offer a full range of web-based and on-site consulting services. These services are specifically designed to help your hospital be successful in the survey and certification arena. Join the over 500 hospitals across the United States that have come to value the partnership that CIHQ/ARS has to offer.
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Disease Specific Certification

Disease specific certification is offered to hospitals for targeted patient populations and conditions. Click here and then scroll down to the following programs to learn more, and to apply.
» Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
» Primary Stroke Center
» Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center
» Comprehensive Stroke Center
» Heart Failure
» Joint Replacement Surgery
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Professional Certification Program (HACP)

Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP) demonstrates to your colleagues, leadership, and – most importantly – to yourself; that you’re an expert in the Medicare Survey & Certification process. Join over 900 of your colleagues across the nation that have achieved the prestigious national credential of Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional.