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12/30/2016 Member News
Covenant HealthCare Awarded the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) Accreditation

Covenant HealthCare Awarded the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) Accreditation

Covenant HealthCare was awarded reaccreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after the HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the quality and safety Standards of Covenant.

“Covenant clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care,” said 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. Covenant met or exceeded the standards in every case.”

“It is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing extraordinary care to our patients and our community. Providing quality care is what drives us every day, and we keep it at the forefront of our work,” said Covenant Chief Transformation Officer, Michael W. Sullivan, MD MBA. “We are proud HFAP has validated the care our team provides.”

About The HFAP:
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) is a nationally recognized not-for-profit accreditation organization with deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Originally created in 1945, the HFAP is the oldest accrediting body in the country. The HFAP surveying process and standards benefit from oversight by a wide range of medical professionals, including both allopathic and osteopathic disciplines. The HFAP accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies. For more information about the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Programs, go to:

In 2015, the HFAP was acquired by the Accreditation Association, a family of organizations committed to developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care and value for health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research. Accreditation Association organizations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems (AAHHS), AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement and Acreditas Global.

Kristin Knoll
Planning & Communications Manager
Covenant HealthCare
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