Deaconess was awarded full accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the quality and safety standards at Deaconess Hospital main campus, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Deaconess Cross Pointe, and a long list of ancillary service providers (lab, x-ray, breast services, physical medicine, home care, etc.).
HFAP is authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to survey hospitals for compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation and Coverage. Full accreditation is an external symbol of a high-quality, patient-centered, healthcare organization.
The HFAP is a non-profit, nationally recognized accreditation organization. It has been accrediting healthcare facilities for more than 60 years and under Medicare since its inception. Its mission is to advance high quality patient care and safety through objective application of recognized standards. Its accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies. For more information, go to: www.hfap.org.