Accreditation & Regulatory Journal
April 2024

CIHQ, ARS and HACP Celebrations

We would like to congratulate the following facilities and individuals on their accreditation and achievements. Please join us in acknowledging the dedication and hard work for these organization/individuals to achieve and maintain these important milestones.

CIHQ Accreditation Programs

CIHQ Initial Accreditation Awards
Centra Specialty Hospital
Advanced Odessa Hospital & Clinics
Jackson Hospital & Clinic
Fort Smith ER & Hospital
Cedar Hills Behavioral
Exceptional Community Hospital – Amarillo
Everest Rehabilitation Hospital San Antonio
Exceptional Community Hospital – Bullhead City
CIHQ Reaccreditation Awards
Regional One Health Extended Care Hospital
Val Verde Regional Medical Center
Indianapolis Rehabilitation Hospital
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Oklahoma City South
Central Indiana – AMG Specialty Hospital
Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital Denver
Altus Baytown Medical Center
Arkansas Surgical Hospital
Albuquerque ER & Hospital
Texas Institute for Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Landmark Hospital of Joplin
CIHQ Client Feedback - Accreditation
“We are so excited that we have received the accreditation and extremely proud to have utilized all the wisdom CIHQ has provided to us to make this possible. We will wear the CIHQ Accreditation proudly. It was a pleasure to work with your team also and we appreciate you all. Thank you for always being there for Jackson County Hospital District.”
Donna Coleman, MHA, BSBM, AAS, NFA
Director of Professional Services
Public Information Officer
Senior Management / Administration Department
“We would like to say thank you for having so many resources available that allows us to prepare better for survey. Keep up the great work! This survey was the first for many on our hospital team. Our team leader made sure that everyone understood the process and also made sure that no one was overstressing because CIHQ was here. Staff was very comfortable with her approach and communication, which made the survey much easier for the hospital as a whole. Please keep her on as Team Lead because she did a great job!
Jeanette Gallegos, Director of Quality & Accreditation
“At Advanced Odessa Hospital & Clinics, we're dedicated to providing an unparalleled patient experience backed by quality care. This accreditation from the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality affirms this vision. The survey process to obtain this designation was thorough and showcased the CIHQ's commitment to improving care in communities nationwide.”
Paul Courtaway, CEO
“I must say last Friday when we signed our agreement the local team was very hesitant to say the least. Thankfully this past week’s survey proved them wrong. The staff was amazed by the efficiency and friendliness of your team. Please pass it along to them!”
Yaakov Septimas, Chief Operating Officer

CIHQ Certifications/Designations

Disease Specific Recertification Awards
Texas Institute for Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas – Joint Replacement Surgery
Center of Excellence Initial Designation Awards
Centra Specialty Hospital – Center of Excellence in Long Term Acute Care
Advent Health Connerton – Center of Excellence in Long Term Acute Care
Center of Excellence Redesignation Awards
Regional One Health Extended Care Hospital – Center of Excellence in Long Term Acute Care

Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP)

HACP - CMS New Recipients
Please congratulate the following for passing the HACP-CMS exam! Well done, all of you! We are excited to have you join the HACP ranks!
Basistha, Ashish - FL
Giri, Dharmraj - CA
Longo, Jennifer - OH
Mackowiak, Claire - TX
Osborn, Wendilynn - OH
Pevahouse, Sandra - SC
Scott, Jessica - KY
HACP- CMS 10 Year Anniversaries
Henry, Mary - MO
Khan, Francis - CA
DiRocco, Ann - OH
HACP - CMS Renewals
Berry, Roberta - AK
Buskey, Susan - OH
Casserly, Nina - NC
Conos, Rose Marie - CA
Contreras, Jasmin - CA
Cook, Nicole - CA
Davila, Maria - CA
Dean, Matthew - PA
DiRocco, Ann - OH
Dimalanta, Mariane Ivy - CA
Distler, Elizabeth - CA
Ellis, Renee - GA
Evans, Donda - NC
Gilbert, Lisa - OH
Gonzalez, Francisco - NM
Greengold, Nancy - CA
Guillory, Karl - TX
Hartfield, Tamera - TX
Henry, Mary - MO
Iams, Trudy - FL
Khan, Francis - CA
Marantette, Sheila - TX
Martin, Linette - CA
Mboup, Maniasse - TX
McGee, Melissa - OR
Meeks, Page - NC
Mendelsohn, Mary - CA
Miller, Nancy - TX
Miller, Rosanna - CA
Naccari, Yvette - OH
Nedelcut, Adrian - AL
Nguyen, Anhtai - MD
Padios, Lani - NV
Ramsey, Dawn - MI
Rawal, Mayur - CA
Sasfas, Alexander - TN
Sonntag, Theresa - CA
Torres, Norma - PR
Webb, Katherina - IL
Zerbe, Laura - CA
HACP - PE Physical Environment
The HACP - PE certification demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of regulations addressing the physical environment in acute care hospitals. Content addresses key regulations and national standards in Safety/Security, Hazardous Materials & Waste, Emergency Power, Life Safety/Fire Safety, Healthcare Facilities Code, Utilities, and Medical Equipment.
HACP - PE Renewals
Bickers, Kevin - TX
HACP - IC Infection Prevention and Control
The HACP-IC certification demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of regulations and industry standards of care addressing infection prevention and control in hospitals. Content addresses CMS requirements under the conditions of participation, environmental controls, sterilization and disinfection, sterile compounding, management of communicable diseases, surveillance requirements, influx of infectious patients, and much more!
HACP - IC New Recipients
Props to the followiing for achieving this certification. Well done!
Hileman, Theresa - OK
Houghton, Deborah - DE
Jones, Dontaye - PA
Srisatidnarakul, Suwannee - CA