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ISO CertificationISO cert logo

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital received ISO 9001:2008 certification after successfully passing the audit of its quality management system by DNV Healthcare Inc.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accreditation is a rigorous process in which a hospital improves and monitors the delivery of patient care, measures quality, and places the highest priority on eliminating process errors. “RRH is proud to be ISO certified throughout our hospital. This demonstrates to our customers, our patients, that RRH is focused on a commitment to quality within all levels of our organization,” said James Suver, CEO of RRH.

COLA Accreditationcap logo

COLA is a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote health and safety through accreditation and educational programs for Clinical Laboratories. COLA accreditation is a champion for laboratory excellence and helps organizations like RRH provide the best patient care by ensuring all regulatory requirements are being met.

DNV AccreditationDNV logo

In July 2010, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital became one of the first hospitals in California to receive accreditation from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Healthcare, Inc. As a result of receiving this accreditation, RRH may continue receiving funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

DNV Healthcare accreditation, which was awarded to RRH following an on-site survey, means the hospital has demonstrated compliance with National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations standards while also embracing ISO 9001 quality system methods. By gaining DNV Healthcare accreditation, RRH has proven it encourages the inter-departmental interaction that leads to innovative techniques for implementing evidence-based practices to improve patient safety and quality care.

American College of Radiology Accreditation

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Radiology as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.