IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Nuclear Care Partners received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) making it the only provider in the United States exclusively serving former atomic workers to achieve such a high level of patient care.
“We are thrilled to be accredited,” said Patti Kendall, VP of Clinical Compliance at Nuclear Care Partners. “It is unusual for a healthcare organization to become accredited unless they’re required to do so."
Accreditation is a process of review that allows healthcare organizations to demonstrate their ability to meet regulatory requirements and standards established by a recognized accreditation organization and reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that demonstrate a higher level of performance and patient care.
"We chose to become accredited because we wanted to demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest level of patient care available to former atomic workers" said Kendall. "We feel that this level of quality in care really sets us apart from other providers.”
To become accredited, an organization must undergo a rigorous process that consists of ACHC surveyors making on site surveys, conducting visits in patient homes to assess their care, interviewing staff members about their practices and reviewing medical records, policies and procedures.
“Providing the best in patient care is at the heart of what we do,” said Renae Oswald, Administrator, at Nuclear Care Partners. “Former atomic workers sacrificed their health to deter, and if necessary, fight, a nuclear war. We believe they deserve the highest level of care in return for the service they provided, and sacrifices made to keep our country safe.”