DNV Healthcare Inc.
DNV Healthcare Inc. (DNVHC) is an operating company of Det Norske Veritas (DNV). DNVHC has corporate offices in Houston, Texas and Cincinnati, Ohio. DNV is an international, independent, selfsupported, tax-paying foundation that has more than 300 offices in over 100 countries and more than 9,000 employees. Established in 1864 in Oslo, Norway, DNV operates 15 offices in the United States and has been in this country since 1898. The corporate purpose of DNV is safeguarding life, property, and the environment. DNV has a worldwide reputation for quality and integrity in certification, standards development and risk management in a wide range of industries, including extensive international healthcare experience. On September 26, 2008 the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) approved DNVHC by granting it deeming authority for hospitals. Any hospital accredited by DNVHC after that date is deemed to be in compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs).
The Commission on Cancer American College of Surgeons - The Falck Cancer Center has been granted a three year approval by The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. This accreditation sets standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs to make sure they conform to those standards. Approval by the Commission on Cancer is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and to undergo a rigorous evaluation process and a review of its performance.
Mammography, MRI and Ultrasound American College of Radiology - ACR Accreditation programs provide a high level of confidence for patients, referring physicians and managed care organizations that only the highest quality care is being provided. The ACR certificate of accreditation gives assurance that staff and equipment have passed the ACRís rigorous evaluation criteria. The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of their practice.
New York State Department of Health Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program (CLEP) - The overall quality of testing conducted by all clinical laboratories and blood banks throughout the state, as well as out-of-state facilities and international laboratories that accept clinical specimens obtained in New York State is monitored by the CLEP. CLEP seeks to ensure the accuracy and reliability of laboratory testing through a mandatory licensing program that includes on-site inspections, proficiency testing and evaluation of personnel qualifications.
College of American Pathologists (CAP) - CAP is a private, not-for-profit accrediting organization that has been deemed status by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) since its requirements are equivalent to or more stringent than CMS's regulatory requirements. The goal of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is to improve the quality of clinical laboratory services through voluntary participation in professional peer review, education, proficiency testing and compliance with established performance standards.
International Association for Continuing Education (IACET) Arnot Ogden Medical Center is approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
IACETís mission is to enhance quality in continuing education and training through research, education and standard setting. Arnot Ogden Medical Center is authorized to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUís) for all current training programs that meet the IACET criteria, as well as any programs created during that meet the criteria. This will benefit the course participants by ensuring quality educational programs that meet the high standards as set by IACET. Arnot Ogden Medical Center is now linked to the IACET Web site and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs. For more information on IACET at Arnot contact Linda MacAuslan at 607-737-4263.
As a regional healthcare provider, Arnot Health provides diagnostic, ambulatory, secondary and tertiary acute care, as well as rehabilitative and wellness services to the Southern Tier of New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. Arnot Ogden Medical Center is an independent, not-for-profit, 256-bed tertiary medical facility with more than 300 physicians from over 50 specialties. For more information, visit www.ArnotHealth.org or call (607) 737-4100.