Proudly Serving Healthcare Organizations Since 1999
CIHQ is a member-based organization comprised of hospitals
and other healthcare entities throughout the United States.
What CIHQ Accredited Hospitals Are Saying!
"The accreditation process with CIHQ, is by far one of the best experiences I’ve had, in all of my years in healthcare (34). It was very timely, collaborative, and educational. Leadership and staff alike, thought the survey itself was well organized, professional, and a true learning experience. The surveyors were so open to discussion and collaboration, that it really put the leaders and staff at ease. Thank you CIHQ, for being the embodiment of what a survey process should feel and look like. Proud to be part of the Family."
Stephen Cuthbertson, Executive Director of Risk, Performance Improvement and Quality
College Medical Center
"We underwent a reaccreditation survey and a re-designation survey for our Center of Excellence in Long Term Acute Care, as well as a survey to obtain the Center of Excellence designation in Respiratory Services.
Although there was lots of ground to cover, CIHQ made us feel at ease. The environment was one of learning and dialogue, and never presented as punitive or got you moments. The team was professional, knowledgeable and well-versed in regulatory throughput."
Brian Stroman, Director Quality Management
Carolinas ContinueCare Hospital at Pineville
"As the CEO of Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospital Clarksville and having been the CEO and Corporate Director of many hospitals in my tenured career, I understand all too well the accreditation survey process, the perceived apprehension and potential challenges. However, having been thru numerous surveys in my 30-year professional career, I can easily state without a doubt that my experience with the CIHQ accreditation team and corporation not only lacked the aforementioned, but was informative, educational and carried out with the highest level of professionalism. We are proud to partner with CIHQ to provide the highest level of patient care to our patients and the community we serve."
Waylon Maynard, Chief Executive Officer
Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospital
"The CIHQ team from the first introductory phone call until the exit interview was professional, understanding and helpful. As a micro-hospital, our resources are limited. CIHQ team took the time to explain processes and guide us through the accreditation pathway. After the detailed unannounced inspection, we knew that CIHQ’s accreditation seal confirms to our staff and community that we provide exceptional quality of care!"
J. Kevin Herrington, President
Altus Lumberton Hospital
"We are thrilled to achieve our accreditation — a lot of hard work and commitment from our staff and physicians to complete this undertaking. I have been through surveys with the Joint Commission, as well as DNV. It is the third facility opening I have participated in and the most responsibility I have carried. CIHQ is an excellent way for smaller facilities to achieve accreditation. I feel the level of knowledge that our survey team brought was second to none. They answered every question we had. The survey is straightforward from start to finish. Their patience and openness made a stressful event into something that was fun and imparted learning to our team. Obtaining our CIHQ Accreditation reflects our dedication to a higher level of performance and patient care, not just to us, our team, but to our community in which we serve."
Kimberly A. Valerio, Chief Nursing Officer
Albuquerque ER & Hospital
"Prior to survey, CIHQ provided Cobalt El Paso with the survey agenda and activity guide which details all needed documents at the time of their visit. This helped us to be fully prepared for the survey and provided our surveyors with the ability to perform a seamless and thorough document review. Our surveyors were very courteous and considerate. They informed us of any deficiencies throughout the survey and what we needed to do to correct the deficiency. They provided excellent education that was relative to the standards. The whole survey process was enjoyable. Cobalt and Curahealth are pleased to be a partner with CIHQ for our accreditation process."
Kimberly Montes, Corporate Dir. of Clinical Services
Curahealth Hospitals
"Our experience working with CIHQ, toward our hospital accreditation was very positive. The CIHQ surveyors were knowledgeable, supportive and fair. CIHQ’s resources and tools were extremely helpful and beneficial toward our survey success. We are excited to be in a partnership with CIHQ and look forward to our accreditation future with them. We would like to thank all CIHQ staff for their support and guidance through our accreditation process."
Ruth Sladek, Director of Nursing
Midwest Surgical Hospital
"We are so honored to have achieved accreditation through CIHQ for Everest Rehabilitation, Temple TX. The tools and techniques provided to us during survey have ensured that we achieve our goal of providing the best quality of care. We really appreciate the educational approach. As soon as they stepped into your facility, they instantly put you at ease and let you know that they are here to help. Truly help!"
Michael Hutka, Chief Executive Officer
Everest Rehabilitation Hospital Temple
"We recently had our first accreditation survey with CIHQ and the experience was such a positive one. The educational materials, webinars and guidance documents for survey preparation provided from CIHQ made the process and expectations very clear from onset. The CIHQ team was excellent to work with during our survey and imparted a wealth of knowledge in ensuring our facility aligns with CMS COPs in just a short few days. We look forward to our partnership with CIHQ!"
Kelli Schenk, Director of Quality Management
OKC-AMG Specialty Hospital
"CIHQ provided us with the ability to assess our level of performance in relation to established standards and to implement ways to continuously improve our processes. They are very knowledgeable, informative and offer education and resources in order to provide our facility with the quality of standards in order to be awarded the CIHQ Hospital Accreditation. The complete experience was professional, organized, and committed to making sure that our hospital is able to provide our community with high quality care and overall safety."
Judy Farrar, Chief Nursing Officer
Oklahoma ER & Hospital
"Working with CIHQ is the smartest move any hospital can make for their initial survey experience. From the beginning, the process felt like a team "effort" and success was on everyone’s mind. Through my years of navigating healthcare systems and different accreditation processes, I truly believe CIHQ is the best choice as an accrediting partner."
Joel Kay, Owner
Arete Healthcare, LLC
"Our experience with CIHQ has been exceptional. Seeking a high-level of accreditation can be daunting, but CIHQ truly offers a partnership that helps navigate the process and acts as a resource that helps us achieve even higher levels of quality so we can provide the best care possible. The survey team is fair, professional, thorough and really helped alleviate the stress that this kind of process usually brings. We’ve had unanimously positive responses from our staff applauding CIHQ’s process and commitment to patient experience and safety. This is a partnership that we’re very excited to be a part of."
Jack Kaup, Chief Executive Officer
Black Hills Surgical 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
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