BELLEVILLE – Memorial Hospital Belleville has been re-accredited for three years by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an organization devoted to maintaining the highest standards in patient care and compliance with changing governmental regulations.
“Our re-accreditation is an outstanding achievement that validates Memorial’s commitment to providing exceptional healthcare and compassionate service to the community,” said Mark J. Turner, Memorial’s president. “Memorial’s employees, Medical Staff and volunteers all played an integral role in helping Memorial achieve this re-accreditation and I am very appreciative of their efforts.”
“Memorial Hospital clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care,” said Lawrence Haspel, DO, chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Accreditation for HFAP. “We base our decision on federal standards, as well as recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement and environmental safety. Memorial met or exceeded the standards in every case.”
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program is a nationally recognized not-for-profit accreditation organization ensuring Memorial’s compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Hospitals as published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The oldest accrediting body in the United States, HFAP is recognized nationally by the federal government, state governments, insurance carriers and managed care organizations.
Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh received its initial accreditation from HFAP earlier this year.