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

For Hospitals Participating in Medicare

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Hospital Accreditation Program

For Hospitals Not Participating in Medicare

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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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CIHQ Congratulates Albuquerque ER & Hospital
on Achieving Accreditation
"The opportunity to work with such a professional team is always a privilege. The team that is also willing to take the time and teach while in a survey is a very special one indeed. Our surveyors represented CIHQ in the most professional manner. Their kindness and thoughtfulness as they coached and mentored will always be appreciated by our team. It is not an easy process to go through any type of survey. We have been made a better organization for it. I highly recommend CIHQ for all hospitals who are in need of accreditation. I have been through several, all with other names and there is no one better! Thank you CIHQ!"
Kimberly A. Valerio, Chief Nursing Officer
Albuquerque ER & Hospital
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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