By MEREDITH EATON
SANDUSKY – Firelands Regional Medical Center was awarded accreditation by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, the nation’s original independent, accreditation program recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This achievement confirms that Firelands Regional Medical Center is providing high-quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
“Firelands Regional Medical Center clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Meg Gravesmill, CEO of AAHHS, HFAP’s non-profit parent company. “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. Firelands Regional Medical Center has earned the distinction of HFAP accreditation through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”
“Firelands Regional Medical Center is proud to participate in this prestigious accreditation program which brings national standards for best practices in healthcare delivery to our local community, said Patty Martin, vice president, quality and patient satisfaction. We place a priority on compliance with accreditation standards in our strategic plan and goals and the Firelands team is committed to providing outstanding care to our patients and the communities we serve. The Board of Directors and Leadership commend the entire team for earning this significant achievement in healthcare quality.”