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(Lawton, OK) – Southwestern Medical Center was awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), the nation’s original independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Accreditation confirms Southwestern Medical Center is providing high quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
“Southwestern Medical Center clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Lawrence Haspel, DO, Chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation for HFAP. “We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough on-site review of the hospital against recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Southwestern has earned the distinction of HFAP accreditation through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”
“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious distinction,” said Dinah Lazarte, Chief Quality Officer for Southwestern Medical Center. “The awarding of the HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement. It recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In fact, quality and safety are priority areas in our strategic plans and goals.”
About Southwestern Medical Center
Southwestern Medical Center, an affiliate of RCCH HealthCare Partners, is a 199-bed, full-service acute care hospital with a medical staff of more than 150, covering a wide range of medical specialties. SWMC has a 24-hour emergency department, 59-bed medical/surgical unit, and 8-bed intensive care unit. SWMC’s free-standing Southwestern Behavioral Health Center offers inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents, and adults.
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, HFAP is the original healthcare accrediting body in the United States. HFAP accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies.
In 2015, the Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems (AAHHS), acquired and assumed management of HFAP’s range of accreditation and specialty certification programs. For more information about these programs, visitwww.hfap.org.