Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality Newsletter
May 2022

CIHQ Celebrates Success

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

CIHQ Initial Accreditation Awards

CIHQ Reaccreditation Awards

Disease Specific Initial Certification Awards

  • Great Plains Health - Disease Specific Certification in Primary Stroke Center and Joint Replacement Surgery

Disease Specific Recertification Awards

Center of Excellence Initial Designation Awards

Center of Excellence Redesignation Awards

CIHQ Client Feedback

“We are thrilled to announce that we have been surveyed by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) and we received our official 'stamp of accreditation' stating we met the requirements for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating compliance with CIHQ Standards and the Conditions of Participation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This recognition reflects our commitment to safety and quality patient care.
Thanks to all of our team, our providers, our patients, the Nobis Rehabilitation Partners team, and the CIHQ - Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality team for helping us achieve this accreditation so quickly after opening!”
Shreveport Rehabilitation Hospital
Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals Conroe Celebrates Success! “Every day, we strive to deliver exemplary care. In our hospitals, our team members work to exceed the high-quality standard set forth by CIHQ to become a Center of Excellence.”
Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals Conroe
“Our team leader was very friendly and made the staff feel at ease (this was very important to us since our staff were so nervous). She was very approachable, and had the ability to explain the standards for our understanding. Chart review is a mind numbing process on the best of days, but she was always patient and always referred back to what our policy said we would do. She helped us think about how our process followed the standards and how we might think about doing it She presented this to us in a way, that we had not previously noticed. I felt as though she was our "partner" in the accreditation process. She portrayed a willingness to help us become a better version of ourselves as a facility.
I spent the most time with our generalist surveyor. She was a very thorough, comprehensive surveyor which I appreciated. She was able to share with us details in our policies and practices that may need clarification in order to more clearly follow the CoP's and standards. I have always said; "Policy should follow practice and practice follow policy", and we want to be better. She gave us suggestions on how we could do that. Her insight to process and her suggestions were very helpful. As I said earlier, I felt she was a "partner" with us in the accreditation process.
Our Life Safety surveyor was very thorough and demonstrated an extensive knowledge of the standards related to life safety and EOC. His interaction with our host facility was professional and informational. As mentioned with the previous two surveyors, he made us feel that he was a "partner" with us in the survey process and a great resource as we continually strive to improve”.
Patricia Faulkner, Director of Quality Management, ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin