Pursuant to the authority granted to Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc. by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, this Muscogee (Creek) Nation Community Hospital was deemed in compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals (42 C.F.R. §485). This certificate is valid for a period of three (3) years and became effective March 28, 2012.
MCN Principal Chief George Tiger said the accreditation reflects the positive direction the tribe is taking. “We’re encouraged by the accreditation of the health programs, especially with the hospital. We accepted the challenge and met the requirements of the accreditation process and was awarded accreditation for three years,” Tiger said. “I think that says a lot about the determination and compassion of our health system.”
“This is a major milestone for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Division of Health,” said Rhonda Beaver, Acting Director. “It is reflective of the staff’s dedication to providing quality care for the citizens we serve.”
A follow up survey was conducted and the hospital is now in full compliance. This accreditation requires an annual survey and the organization’s continual compliance with the DNVHC Accreditation Process.
“The CNCH employees invested a lot of time and energy to bring about the DNV accreditation because of the value they place on our patients,” said Cynthia Tainpeah, Okemah Health System Administrator. “Through the DNV process we have identified efficiencies within our system that will help us continue to increase the quality of care we provide. This is not a stopping point for us, it is just the beginning.”
DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. Our history goes back to 1864, when the foundation was established in Norway to inspect and evaluate the technical condition of Norwegian merchant vessels.