SAN ANTONIO, OCTOBER 20, 2014 – Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio has been awarded by DNV full certification to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.
“We are dedicated to providing the safest and most effective healthcare services possible,” says Bill Gilbert, CEO of Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio. “ISO certification not only reflects that mission, but helps to empower it. The certificate is just a piece of paper, but the effort required to achieve it fundamentally transforms the way we do business. ISO 9001 is ideally suited to the complex, people-intensive challenges of running a hospital.”
ISO 9001:2008 is the most widely-accepted quality management system in use around the world, and is quickly gaining acceptance among US healthcare providers as a foundation for their quality and patient safety programs.
“Foundation has worked hard to achieve this certification, and they have done so with unwavering commitment from their top leadership to make their hospital the best it can be,” said Patrick Horine, president of DNV – GL Healthcare.
Businesses that implement ISO do so for both the internal and external benefits. Internally it creates clear and consistent processes of patient care, and ensures that progress is constantly being made toward specific quality objectives. Externally, it tells the public, insurers and regulatory agencies, that the hospital is pursuing quality with discipline and transparency.
“ISO 9001:2008 is like sheet music for an orchestra; it gets everyone on the same page and helps us achieve our objectives,” said Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio’s Chief Nursing Officer Kenneth Crouch.
Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio is a 20 bed private suite facility with four state-of-the-art operating suites located in the South Texas Medical Center of San Antonio. Since opening its doors in 2007, their experienced team of professionals has been dedicated to providing San Antonio with the highest level of care. Their outstanding 4-to-1 patient-to-nurse ratio ensures individualized attention and attentive care for every patient.