LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Franciscan Health Lafayette East was awarded certification by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) for its stroke program, the nation's original independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is a recertification, Franciscan Health Lafayette East originally received accreditation in February 2015.
"Franciscan Health clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety," said Lawrence Haspel, DO, chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation for HFAP. "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. Franciscan Health has earned the distinction of HFAP certification through its performance in successfully meeting those standards."
"We're proud to achieve this prestigious certification," says Carol Bailey, stroke coordinator for Franciscan Health Western Indiana. "Earning HFAP certification for stroke 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."
By Jill Akers
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