Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital receives patient safety accreditation

Damon Smith, Jackie Trotter, Tosha Vaughn, Maria Socci, Monica Salinas, Diane McGraw, Ann Prather, Tanuja Parmar, Janet Leatherwood, Pauletta Blackstock and Brooke Taylor of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.

Damon Smith, Jackie Trotter, Tosha Vaughn, Maria Socci, Monica Salinas, Diane McGraw, Ann Prather, Tanuja Parmar, Janet Leatherwood, Pauletta Blackstock and Brooke Taylor of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has earned accreditation from DNV GL – Healthcare, demonstrating that it meets or exceeds the patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

DNV GL is one of the world’s leading advisors on safety and sustainability and provides accreditation services to a number of industries. DNV GL’s hospital accreditation program is the only one in the U.S. to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with Medicare’s Conditions of Participation.

“Our physicians and employees have worked hard to ensure that patient safety is paramount in our delivery of high-quality care,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “I am proud that their commitment has been recognized by this accreditation.”

DNV GL’s accreditation program, called NIAHO (National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations), involves annual hospital surveys – instead of every three years, which is more typical – and encourages hospitals to openly share information across departments and to discover improvements in clinical workflows and safety protocols.

“Patient safety includes a broad range of initiatives and best practices designed to protect patients in the hospital and prepare them properly for discharge,” said Diane McGraw, Director of Quality Management and Patient Safety Officer at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “That means reducing the risk of infections, blood clots and falls; responding rapidly when a patient has needs; educating patients about their medications; and much more. It’s a responsibility we take seriously, and we are pleased to be recognized for these efforts.”

For more information on Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit houstonmethodist.org/sugarland or call 281-274-7500 for a physician referral.

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