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Fort Hamilton Hospital receives national reaccreditation

August 17, 2017

Fort Hamilton Hospital has been reaccredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent accreditation organization recognized by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The hospital earned this distinction after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of its quality and safety standards.

The HFAP is one of only four national voluntary accreditation organizations authorized by the CMS to survey acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory surgical centers for compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation and Conditions for Coverage. The HFAP has been accrediting healthcare facilities across the country since 1945 and for Medicare since its inception in 1965.

“Fort Hamilton Hospital clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care,” says Lawrence Haspel, DO, chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation for the HFAP. “We base our decision on federal standards, as well as recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Fort Hamilton met or exceeded the standards in every case.”

“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious distinction,” says Michael Mewhirter, president of Fort Hamilton Hospital. “The HFAP reaccreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing quality care to residents in Hamilton and Butler County.”

Kettering Health Network is a not-for-profit network of eight hospitals, 10 emergency departments, and 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. The network’s hospitals are Kettering, Grandview, Sycamore, Southview, Greene Memorial, Soin, Fort Hamilton, and Kettering Behavioral Medicine. Kettering College, a division of Kettering Medical Center, is a fully accredited college that specializes in health science education. Kettering Health Network is recognized as one of the 2017 Truven Health Analytics 15 Top Health Systems in the United States.