Hospital Accreditation-Pardee Earns National Recognition by ISO 9000:2008

May 19th, 2012 · 2:16 am  →  Featured Posts Medical Technology News News and Notes

Horizon CSA offers heartfelt congratulations to Pardee Hospital of Hendersonville, N.C. for earning national recognition and accreditation by ISO 9000: 2008. “It is not everyday that a hospital reaches this level of accomplishment,” says Paul Levesque, Horizon CSA’s V.P. of Marketing and Business Development.  Levesque continues, “This is an example of Pardee’s commitment to excellence, and speaks to the character of their team.”

It seems that  Horizon CSA employees can also feel very gratified as well due to their participation in the achievement of these highly esteemed benchmarks by the prestigious International Standards Organization, ISO9001: 2008!   www.ISO.org/iso/qmp

It is quite significant that Pardee is the first and only hospital in North Carolina to be given this accreditation and 1 of only 40 hospitals nationally to be given this notable accreditation.

Certification by ISO 9000: 2008 is a strong measure of Pardee’s dedication to patient safety, quality-driven policies, impactful procedures and optimized health care processes.

Horizon CSA is very proud of its participation in achievement of this important milestone and of the subsequent accolades given by Pardee’s senior management for Horizon’s “strong contributions.” We are grateful to collaborate with Pardee as our customer and to ensure their on-going great reputation for exceptional healthcare delivery.

Many of us in the biomedical technology sector are familiar with the long-standing impact that ISO 9001 has had on quality medical equipment manufacturing and the medical device regulatory process. Less apparent is the great body of ISO 9001:2008 that has proven eminently useful to quality programs in hospitals and which has been integrated successfully into an accreditation process. The ISO 9001: 2008 has compared exceedingly well to the traditional Joint Commission accreditation.

For more information follow this link:  http://tinyurl.com/7twx4ug
You may also visit  the Pardee website: PardeeHospital.org

 Recommended Reading:

“Comparison of Hospital Accreditation Programs,
Journal of Clinical Engineering; January/March 2011
www.ISOforHealthcare.com/media/14306/Comp Hosp Accred Prog_010311.pdf

 

Horizon CSA’s Medical Technology Management Program – A Cut Above

February 24th, 2012 · 2:50 pm  →  Featured Posts Medical Technology Management News and Notes

Do you have a coordinated medical technology management program?

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