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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center awarded HFAP accreditation

by jmaloni

Press release

Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 12:35 pm

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an independent accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

NFMMC earned this distinction after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the medical center's quality and safety standards.

"Niagara Falls Memorial clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care," said Michael Zarski, CEO of HFAP. "We base our decision on federal standards as well as recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement and environmental safety. Memorial Medical Center met or exceeded standards in every case."

"We're proud to achieve this prestigious distinction," said Memorial President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo. "By awarding us accreditation, HFAP has recognized 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."

The HFAP is a nonprofit, nationally recognized accreditation organization. It has been accrediting health care facilities for more than 60 years, and under Medicare since its inception. Its mission is to advance high-quality patient care and safety through objective application of recognized standards. Its accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies. For more information, visit www.hfap.org.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is a full-service, 171-bed regional medical center with extensive inpatient and outpatient services. The first hospital in Niagara to be designated a stroke center by the New York State Department of Health, Memorial is home to the county's first and largest robotic surgery program. Memorial also operates primary care offices in Niagara Falls, Wheatfield, Grand Island and North Tonawanda; satellite facilities, including the outpatient Summit Healthplex and Tuscarora Health Center; and the Schoellkopf Health Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation facility.

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