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.

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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' evidence-based disease specific certification programs.

Center of Excellence Designation Program

Enter this section to learn about our unique Center of Excellence Designation programs.
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in the accreditation arena.
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• • • News Flash • • •
CIHQ congratulates
Altus Lumberton Hospital
on achieving accreditation!
"The CIHQ team from the first introductory phone call until the exit interview was professional, understanding and helpful. As a micro-hospital, our resources are limited. CIHQ team took the time to explain processes and guide us through the accreditation pathway. After the detailed unannounced inspection, we knew that CIHQ’s accreditation seal confirms to our staff and community that we provide exceptional quality of care!"
J. Kevin Herrington, President
Altus Lumberton Hospital

»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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