DNV Healthcare Accreditation
The Elliot Hospital is accredited by DNV Healthcare with a certification in ISO 9001:2015 international quality standards. In healthcare, ISO compliance ensures hospitals implement and maintain an effective quality management system (QMS), which demonstrates commitment to improving patient safety and quality of care, increased management confidence and assurance, active identification of areas of improvement, and improved staff satisfaction and motivation.
The DNV Healthcare accreditation program supports hospitals to achieve development and continual improvement of healthcare quality and patient safety. Every year, a DNV survey team certified and credentialed in the healthcare industry perform an onsite comprehensive assessment of Elliot Hospital’s systems, processes, and facilities to ensure we are compliant with the standards and requirements as governed by CMS. The partnership between The Elliot and DNV has a goal of establishing an environment that leads to a collaborative, educational, and transparent survey experience. It has improved the way we approach opportunities of improvement so we can provide exceptional care to our patients.
As a DNV accredited hospital, The Elliot has established a high-quality health system with an openness to learn and continuously improve.
Patient Safety Department
The Patient Safety Department is led by a dedicated Patient Safety Officer (PSO). The PSO oversees all aspect of the patient safety system, promotes action to prevent harm and mitigate risk, and applies proven methods to support a culture of safety. The unit-based clinical nurse leaders, Infection Prevention team, Perinatal Safety and Quality RN, Inpatient Wound and Ostomy RNs, and Inpatient Diabetes Educator RN are all integral members of the Patient Safety Department.