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CIHQ accredits a variety of healthcare organizations throughout the United States and abroad. Click on the following programs to learn more, and to apply.
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 Rehabilitation Services - Stroke Care
CE in Rehabilitation Services - Stroke Care
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
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.
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
» Heart Failure
» Joint Replacement Surgery
» Primary Heart Attack Center
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 accreditation and regulatory compliance. There are currently two certifications available; one addressing a broad knowledge of the Medicare Conditions of Participation for acute care hospitals, and the other addressing an in-depth knowledge of a hospital’s physical environment. Join over 1000 of your colleagues across the nation that have achieved the prestigious national credential of Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional.