St. Luke’s has received national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the newest Medicare-certified hospital accreditation organization.

St. Luke’s said it decided to pursue DNV accreditation to further its commitment to continually improve the quality of care it provides. According to Dr. Gary Peterson, St. Luke’s vice President and chief medical officer, DNV hospital accreditation addresses the demands of quality-driven hospitals that are dedicated to patient-centered care.

“Earning national accreditation through a program such as DNV shows St. Luke’s commitment to quality, process improvement and providing excellent healthcare,” Dr. Peterson said. “Partnering with DNV helps us identify our strengths so we can continue to excel in those areas and assists us in finding opportunities to improve.”

DNV is the first and only accreditation program to integrate the CMS Conditions of Participation with the ISO 9001 Quality Management Program. The DNV accreditation program emphasizes continual improvement and innovation.