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

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Disease Specific Certification Program

Enter this section to learn about CIHQ' evidence-based disease specific certification programs.

Center of Excellence Designation Program

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• • • News Flash • • •
CIHQ congratulates
PIH Health Whittier
on achieving accreditation!
"A little over a year ago, our sister hospital underwent an initial accreditation survey with CIHQ. We watched as CIHQ conducted the survey with education, collaboration and teaching as the cornerstones of the survey process. In our efforts to standardize care across our enterprise, it made sense to standardize our accrediting agencies for both hospitals. The CIHQ team did not disappoint. Universally, staff feedback was extremely positive. The process was well organized and the surveyors kept an open line of communication throughout the survey. We are encouraged to know we now have a true partner as we navigate the ever-changing environment of hospital regulations!"
James R West, President and CEO
PIH Health Whittier

»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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