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Atchison, Kansas – Atchison Hospital was awarded accreditation by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), a nationally recognized healthcare facility accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Atchison Hospital earned this distinction after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the hospital’s quality and safety standards.
“Atchison Hospital clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Lawrence Haspel, DO, Chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation for HFAP. “We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough on-site review of the Hospital against recognized national standards of patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Atchison Hospital has earned the distinction of HFAP accreditation through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”
“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious accreditation,” said John Jacobson, chief executive officer of Atchison Hospital. “Earning HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In fact, quality is consistently the priority focus in our strategic plans and goals.”
HFAP is a nationally recognized not-for-profit accreditation organization with deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Originally created in 1945, HFAP is the original healthcare accrediting body in the United States. HFAP accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies. For more information, please visit www.hfap.org.