Westlake, Ohio – St. John Medical Center has recently earned accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). Accreditation by HFAP demonstrates that a health care facility has met the standards set forth by HFAP to provide high quality care and compliance with governmental regulations.
HFAP, recognized national by the federal government, state governments, insurance carriers and managed care organizations, has been accrediting health care facilities for more than 50 years. Dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of patient care, HFAP is one of only two national voluntary accreditation programs with “Deeming Authority” from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), formerly Health Care Financing Administration, of the Federal Government to accredit hospitals and their clinical laboratories.
“St. John Medical Center should be recognized for its commitment to providing quality care to its community,” says George A. Reuther, AOA Director of the Division of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation. “Accreditation is an important achievement for a health care facility and one that St. John Medical Center should be proud of.”
St. John Medical Center received accreditation after surveyors measured the facility against a benchmark of hundreds of recognized standards relating to each area and function of the facility.
“We are pleased to have earned accreditation by HFAP,” adds President Cliff J. Coker, Interim President, St. John Medical Center. “Our facility seeks voluntary accreditation because we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care, and being accredited by HFAP challenges us to attain that high level of care.”