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Boundary Community Hospital Reaccreditation

News Release
For Immediate Release
October 17, 2017
Boundary Community Hospital



Bonners Ferry, Idaho — Boundary Community Hospital announces the successful completion of its accreditation process from DNV GL – Healthcare. By earning reaccreditation as a Critical Access Hospital, Boundary Community Hospital (BCH) has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV GL’s accreditation program is the only one to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.

“The DNV GL program is consistent with our long-term commitment to quality and patient safety,” says Tari Yourzek, RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer and Quality Manager. “The ability to integrate ISO 9001 quality standards with our clinical and financial processes is a major step forward.”

In addition, Boundary Community Clinics received reaccreditation as a Rural Health Clinic and the Clinical Medical Laboratory received their reaccreditation.

The Extended Care Facility and Nursing Home completed their annual survey by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.  The surveyors reported that the survey was 100% deficiency free for the second year in a row.  The Nutrition Services Department led by Valerie Strugar, DTR also had a 100% deficiency free report – this is their 22nd year in a row!  This is a team effort with Extended Care Facility staff working with Nutrition Services, Environmental Services and Facilities/Maintenance to provide the highest standard of care to the residents. “A deficiency free report from the surveyors is extremely rare for a long term care facility,” says Yourzek. “To have it two years in a row should be credited to the hard-working and dedicated team led by Director of Nursing, Tami Corsi, RN.”

These are excellent examples of the quality of care that our hospital, primary care clinic, and extended care facility employees are providing to the community.

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