MISHAWAKA, Indiana - The Sleep Disorders Centers of Franciscan Health Carmel, Franciscan Health Crown Point, Franciscan Health Indianapolis, Franciscan Health Mooresville, Franciscan Health Munster and Franciscan Health Rensselaer have achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care Inc.
The accreditation was granted January 31 and is effective until January 30, 2020.
"In granting accreditation, ACHC finds that your company has demonstrated that it operates at a level of quality, integrity and effectiveness, consistent with its standards," Timothy Safley, a commission representative, said in a letter to the sleep disorders centers. "It is an achievement of which your organization can be proud and one that marks your commitment to quality in the provision of care."
According to its website, the ACHC collaborates with industry experts to create standards to ensure that quality is maintained throughout all aspects of the organization.
On-site surveys are conducted every three years by industry experts. A comprehensive review is conducted of organizational structure, policies and procedures, compliance with federal/state/local laws, leadership, patients’ rights and responsibilities, fiscal operations, human resource management, provision of care, patient records, quality outcomes, performance improvement, infection control and patient/employee safety.
At the time of survey, organizations demonstrate how they have maintained continuous compliance with the ACHC Standards for Accreditation.