FRANKLIN, March 21—Johnson Memorial Health was awarded accreditation by HFAP (Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program), the nation’s original independent accreditation program recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Accreditation confirms that Johnson Memorial Health is providing high quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
“Johnson Memorial Health clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Meg Gravesmill, CEO of AAHHS, HFAP’s non-profit parent company. “We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough onsite review of the hospital against recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Johnson Memorial has earned the distinction of HFAP accreditation through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”
“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious accreditation,” said David Dunkle, M.D., JMH interim CEO. “Earning HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes 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.”
About Johnson Memorial Health
Johnson Memorial Health is a nationally-recognized network of physicians, services and healthcare resources based in Johnson County, Indiana. The centerpiece is Johnson Memorial Hospital, located in Franklin Indiana, which has been serving patients as the county’s only hospital since 1947.
Johnson Memorial Health provides award-winning services including cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes, maternity, orthopedic, sports medicine, pain, weight loss and wound healing care. The network also features breast care, home and occupational care and outpatient rehabilitation services.
In addition to the main campus in Franklin, Johnson Memorial Health has expanded to include the Greenwood Primary Care Center, the Whiteland Primary Care Center and the Franklin Primary Care Center. In 2013, Johnson Memorial Health partnered with Community Health Network and opened the Stones Crossing Health Pavilion to serve the residents of the Center Grove area.
Johnson Memorial Health has been awarded numerous accolades, including the 2018 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Emergency Care.
HFAP is a nationally recognized program of AAHHS offering accreditation and specialty certifications to serve a range of healthcare organizations. Originally established in 1945, HFAP is the original healthcare accreditation program in the United States. HFAP holds deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and also is recognized by state governments and regulatory bodies, and insurers.
HFAP’s mission is to be the valued partner for healthcare organizations committed to improving their quality of care, through accreditation/certification standards and continuing education, with a focus on advancing the health and welfare of their communities. For more information, visit www.hfap.org.