The Richmond Register

March 21, 2013

Baptist Health Richmond awarded HFAP accreditation

Special to the Register

RICHMOND — Baptist Health Richmond has been awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, recognized accreditation authority.

It earned the distinction after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the hospital’s quality and safety standards, according to Jill Williams, hospital spokesperson.

“Baptist Health clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care,” Michael Zarski, HFAP chief executive, said in a statement released by Baptist Health.

“We base our decision on federal standards, patient safety and treatment, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Baptist Health in Richmond met or exceeded standards in every case.”

“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious distinction,” said Todd Jones, president of Baptist Health Richmond

“By awarding us accreditation, the HFAP has recognized our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In fact, quality is consistently the priority focus in our strategic plans and goals.”

Baptist Health Richmond is part of the Baptist Healthcare System, which defines itself as “an integrated health system providing care for patients across Kentucky.”

The Richmond hospital offers an array of services including: an Urgent Care Center, an occupational health and wellness practice, a wound-care clinic as well as physician practices.

The HFAP is a non-profit, nationally recognized accreditation organization. It has been accrediting healthcare facilities for more than 60 years and under Medicare since its inception. Its mission is to advance high quality patient care and safety through objective application of recognized standards.

Its accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies.

More details about the agency can be found at