Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center Receives New Quality-Based Accreditation From DNV GL – Healthcare

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center has achieved national accreditation as a Critical Access Hospital from DNV GL – Healthcare, the only health care accreditation program approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that integrates the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. This accreditation program requires health care systems to evaluate the continuum of patient care throughout their facilities and take measured steps to improve when it is warranted.

“Ridgeview values DNV GL accreditation throughout its network of hospitals and clinics because of its [DNV GL] approach to accreditation. DNV GL works collaboratively with an organization to help it achieve the quality standards necessary to ensure a positive patient experience in a safe environment. With our accreditation, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center’s quality processes, procedures and protocols align directly with the Ridgeview network as a whole,” said Todd Sandberg, vice president and administrator, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center.

DNV GL accreditation addresses the demands of today’s health care organizations dedicated to patient-centered care. As part of the accreditation process, DNV GL surveyors will visit Ridgeview Sibley annually instead of every three years as was done previously. They monitor Ridgeview Sibley’s adherence to patient safety criteria established by CMS, but also evaluate processes that impact patient care across various departments and facilities of the hospital and clinics.