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GRH Receives Certification in Infection Prevention from DNV

Greater Regional Health announces that it has received its Certification in Infection Prevention (CIP) recognizing exceptional processes and approach to mitigating infection risk that exceeds current standards.


“This certification let’s our communities we serve know we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible care for Managing Infection Risk,” says Kim Weehler, Chief Quality Officer at Greater Regional Health. “The CIP Certification requirements builds upon three important pillars: 1) a proactive rather than reactive approach to safety; 2) the development of a safety culture that is transparent and accountable; 3) engagement of all staff towards a systems-driven approach to safety. Achieving certification validates all the effort we have put into this program and to ensure the health and safety of our patients.”


“The DNV CIP program empowers all staff to make necessary changes through a comprehensive risk assessment framework that provides hospitals with tools, resources, and institutional support to address often overlooked areas and implement best practices. CIP motivates entire hospital systems to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities, rework, and redesign existing systems, more efficiently manage resources, and ensure smarter and safer healthcare,” says Kelly Proctor, President, DNV Healthcare USA Inc.


DNV is a global independent certification, assurance, and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its board experience and deep expertise, DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, drives innovative solutions.


Greater Regional Health is one of three Critical Access Hospitals in the United States to have achieved this accreditation, and the only Critical Access Hospital in Iowa.