Center of Excellence Designation
 

Center of Excellence Programs

CIHQ’ Center of Excellence (CE) programs are designed to recognize hospitals that meet or exceed national standards and evidence-based guidelines in the care, treatment, and service provided to its patients and staff. CE programs are available to any hospital regardless of their accreditor.
Center of Excellence Designation in Long-Term Acute Care (CELTAC)
Specifically developed for long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH), this designation recognizes exemplary performance in the clinical management of medically complex patients with extended acute care needs.
Center of Excellence Designation in Rehabilitation Services (CERS)
Specifically developed for rehabilitation hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation care units, this designation recognizes exemplary performance in the clinical management of patients requiring rehabilitation and medical treatment.
Center of Excellence Designation in Environmental Health & Safety (CEEHS)
Demonstrate to your staff and your community that you are committed to a safe work environment. The CEEHS designation recognizes hospitals that have successfully implemented specific strategies to reduce risk in the work and care environment.
Center of Excellence Designation in Respiratory Therapy (CERT)
Specifically developed for acute care hospitals, this designation recognizes exemplary performance in the clinical management of medically complex patients requiring respiratory therapy using evidence-based standards of care.
Center of Excellence Designation in Nursing Services (CENS)
Specifically developed for acute care hospitals, this designation recognizes exemplary performance in the provision of nursing using evidence-based standards of care and nursing outcome measures.
Center of Excellence in Palliative Care (CEPC)
Palliative care is not a disease. It’s a vital service to patients in need. This designation recognizes exemplary performance in the provision of palliative care using evidence-based standards of care and outcome measures.
Center of Excellence in Emergency Services (CEES)
Based on CIHQ standards for free-standing emergency centers endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians, this designation is tailored for hospital-based emergency departments that demonstrate exemplary performance in the care and management of a patient with urgent / emergent needs.