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CIHQ is a member-based organization comprised of hospitals
and other healthcare entities throughout the United States.
What CIHQ Accredited Hospitals Are Saying!
"To earn a CIHQ Hospital Accreditation, Jellico Community Hospital was evaluated in a thorough and fair assessment. The survey team was knowledgeable and provided additional information for the best practice for improvement."
Angie Jones, Administrative Director, Quality/Compliance Officer
Jellico Community Hospital
"Our experience with the CIHQ accreditation survey was very pleasant. Rick and his team were very professional and explained the entire process for our survey. The surveyors took the time to educate the staff as they went along. I am looking forward to our next survey for Center of Excellence!"
Kathy DeVore, Chief Executive Officer
Arkansas Continued Care Hospital of Jonesboro
"This CIHQ experience was very organized and extremely informative. The entire process was easy to follow and the open communication with the CIHQ team was helpful, detailed and very effective. Having past working experiences with surveys, CIHQ ranked high on the list as of one of the best organized accreditation surveys."
Greta A. Green, Chief Nursing Officer
ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Baptist Health
"Approximately nine months ago, PIH Health Hospital – Downey began seeking a different general acute hospital accrediting survey experience; one in which staff, physicians and leadership would undergo a collaborative, educational opportunity during the survey process. Fortunately, we were familiar with The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) through their consulting services related to past accreditation survey preparation with PIH Health. We selected CIHQ as our accrediting agency early in 2017 and underwent our first survey with them in June 2017. The process was well defined and organized throughout the entire three day survey and communication from the surveyors was frequent and thorough. The focus on CMS conditions of participation was refreshing and the surveyors interpretation of the standards was clearly communicated in an easily understood style. Several staff, physician and leaders commented post survey on being pleasantly surprised with the cooperative approach by the surveyors and stated this was the best survey experience they have encountered in their careers. For myself, instead of three days of stress and anxiety, the survey was a positive educational experience and I am grateful to Rick Curtis and his team for imparting their knowledge to us in such a professional and collaborative manner. I look forward to our continued relationship with CIHQ."
Ramona Pratt, Chief Operating Officer
PIH Health Hospital - Downey
"Our survey with CIHQ was very thorough and fair. Mr. Curtis and Ms. Burgkwist were very knowledgeable and served as great teachers on items we needed to improve on. We look forward to working with CIHQ in the future to further improve our organization."
Chris Simpson, Chief Executive Officer
Cornerstone Hospital West Monroe
"Having been in healthcare for more than 30 years, I had never had the experience during survey prep or the survey process as I had with CIHQ. The process was concise, informative and very professional. It was a positive learning experience for all of the team. Thank you."
Stephanie Hyde, Chief Executive Officer
ContinueCARE Hospital of Tyler
"Switching To CIHQ was one of the most rewarding decision I have made for Atrium Hospital, CIHQ is a true partner in health care. They are professional and easy to work with. We were quite ready when we were visited by the State for a survey validation. I highly recommend CIHQ as the accreditation body for all LTAC hospitals."
Ahmad Zaid, Chief Executive Officer
Atrium Medical Center
"I would like to say, as the facility administrator and a RN, I thought that the surveying team was beyond excellent. It was a survey that had actual value for our facility and our patient’s safety. The process was extremely collaborative, thought provoking and most of all, led by an intelligent, common sense oriented team. Overall it was an excellent experience."
Kelly Wilcher, Chief Executive Officer
Carson Tahoe Continuing Care Hospital
"As a new hospital, we interviewed all the Medicare accrediting bodies, after which we felt CIHQ was the best choice. Now, after having gone through the accreditation process with CIHQ, experiencing their team and their process, we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we made the absolute right decision!"
Tad Tomaseski, Chief Executive Officer
icare Rehabilitation Hospital
"We recently achieved accreditation with CIHQ for the first time. The surveyors were very knowledgeable and although they held us to a high standard, they were very generous in the sharing of information as a means of helping us become leaders in patient care. The one thing that impressed me the most, aside from their knowledge base, was the wonderful job they did at putting our front line staff at ease. Honestly, a true display of transformational leadership. Overall the experience was very favorable and the knowledge gained can only help propel us forward in our quest for implementing process improvements in patient care."
Patricia Faulkner, Director of Quality Management
ContinueCare Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin
"We appreciate the guidance regarding policy development and processes from CIHQ consulting arm while preparing to open the hospital. CIHQ was very responsive, helpful and professional throughout the entire survey process. During the survey, we appreciated the friendly attitudes, educational approach and helpful tips we received to better equip us to serve our patients while maintaining CMS compliance. Great job!"
Svetlana Mijalski, Director of Quality Management
Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospital of Surprise
"The Cornerstone Hospital Little Rock team truly appreciated our recent experience with the CIHQ team. They were extremely helpful, consultative and we felt that we will be even better able to care for our patients based upon their input."
James H. Rogers, Chief Executive Officer
Cornerstone Hospital Little Rock
"I’ve been in health care administration for over 40 years and have gone through many surveys in 13 states and the District of Columbia. I have to say that what I have found unique has been the ability to obtain guidance and advice easily prior to survey. We received such helpful guidance in advance in many areas and for that, we were very appreciative. Emails were answered promptly and telephone conferences were arranged expediently to assist us. We are in start up phase for two new LTCHs, so to have this relationship established pre-survey was conducive to our subsequent success. The CIHQ resources and templates, as well as the blogs, are relevant, useful and easy to understand. The best part of this experience was that our surveyors established a genuine camaraderie with clinical staff and others involved in the process. I think this indicates that CIHQ embraces transformational leadership in relationships with clients."
M. Raymond Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer
ContinueCARE Hospitals of Madisonville & Paducah
Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ)
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