June 16, 2015

Hospital accreditation options expand beyond Joint Commission

By: OR Manager

In the past, most hospitals automatically sought accreditation from the Joint Commission, but recent years have brought new players to the field, prompting hospital administrators to rethink that strategy. One relatively new player is DNV GL-Healthcare (DNV GL). Since achieving deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2008, DNV GL has made inroads into Joint Commission territory, with some hospital leaders, including OR managers, viewing the company as more user-friendly and less punitive than the Commission.

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