Our America’s Best Hospitals for Outpatient Experience must be accredited by the Joint Commission (JC), Healthcare Facilities Outpatient Program (HFAP) or Det Norske Veritas Healthcare (DNV) to be considered for our award. Accredited hospitals are continuously improving the safety and quality of patient care thereby reducing patient risks and improving risk management.
Being accredited signifies that healthcare organizations are committed in meeting regulations and best practices for the medical industry. The accreditation process is a rigorous review process that covers many components to the hospital: staff qualifications, record keeping, equipment maintenance as well as continuing education of staff. Accredited outpatient centers have standards in place to ensure that patients receive excellent, consistent care.