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 survey was both fair and informative. It was obvious from the beginning that the surveyors were knowledgeable, wanted to help us, but were also thorough. Surveys are never “enjoyable” per se, but this team was both enjoyable and helpful as we went through the survey process. This was a definite change from the organization that had performed our previous survey. We were overall very pleased."
Curtis Powell, VP of Quality and Compliance
Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation
"This was Indiana Regional Medical Center’s second re-certification survey for our Joint Replacement and Primary Stroke Programs. The survey process has allowed us to improvement the care we provide to patients through both of these programs. Each survey has been conducted with a collaborative tone set by the professional CIHQ survey team, which has allowed us to learn new and more efficient ways to meet and exceed the disease certification standards, and the quality of care we provide to our patients! Thank you CIHQ!"
Virginia Hostetter, Director
Indiana Regional Medical Center
"The library of resources that CIHQ offers its clients has allowed us the ability to set attainable quality standards. The team is thorough yet, informative and resourceful. We are beyond pleased with our experience."
Erin Roes, Chief Nursing Officer
Alexandria Emergency Hospital
"CIHQ was a true partner in education, compliance and accreditation. The efficiency in which the survey process was conducted, and the communication leading up to and after the survey were paramount for founding our new hospital. We are privileged to know our accreditation body as individuals, not just an agency."
Alaina Friest, Director of Organizational Quality
Grand Island Regional Medical Center
"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
"Our experience working with CIHQ on our initial accreditation was very informative and collegial. The team from CIHQ put our associates at ease, and used the opportunity to educate. The tools and resources on their website were very helpful in preparing for the site visit and any action planning needed."
Carrie Zbierski, Chief Nursing Officer
North Texas Medical Center
Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ)
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McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: 866-324-5080 | Fax: 805-934-8588

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