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UHS Chenango Memorial awarded HFAP accreditation

July 11, 2019

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital has been awarded accreditation by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, the nation’s original, independent accreditation program recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Accreditation confirms that UHS Chenango Memorial is providing high-quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. 

“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious accreditation,” said Drake Lamen, MD, president and chief executive officer of the Norwich, N.Y.-based 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.”

Meg Gravesmill, chief executive officer of the Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems, HFAP’s nonprofit parent company, noted:  “UHS Chenango Memorial clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety. We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough on-site review of the hospital against recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement and environmental safety.”

Continuing, she commented: “UHS Chenango Memorial has earned the distinction of HFAP accreditation through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”

Based in Norwich, UHS Chenango Memorial is a community hospital and senior living facility serving Chenango County and environs. A member of the UHS healthcare system, it offers emergency care, inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services, and a wide-range of specialty services.

HFAP is a nationally recognized program of the Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems, offering accreditation and specialty certifications to serve a range of healthcare organizations. 

Originally established in 1945, HFAP is the original healthcare accreditation program in the United States. HFAP holds deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and also is recognized by state governments and regulatory bodies, and insurers.

HFAP’s mission is to be the valued partner for healthcare organizations committed to improving their quality of care, through accreditation/ certification standards and continuing education, with a focus on advancing the health and welfare of their communities. 

For more information, visit www.hfap.org.