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Mar 21, 2012
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Pardee Celebrates International Standards Certification

Pardee Hospital celebrated receiving International Standards certification Tuesday afternoon.

Pardee Hospital celebrated receiving International Standards certification Tuesday afternoon.

Pardee Hospital.org

Pardee Hospital recently celebrated becoming the first and only North Carolina hospital to be certified with an acclaimed international quality standard for care.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification is a rigorous process in which a hospital improves and monitors the delivery of patient care. This honor places the highest priority on eliminating errors.

“Pardee is extremely proud to receive ISO certification," explained Pardee's Compliance and Accreditation Officer Beth Long in a news release. "Our mission is to provide quality and compassionate and safe services to improve the health of the people in the communities that we serve, and this certification validates our efforts."

ISO standards help Pardee to provide consistent patient care, ensuring that operational processes lead to both expected and improved patient outcomes. More than 32,000 organizations in the United States are ISO certified and currently only 40 hospitals share the same certification as Pardee.

“From a business perspective, the ISO certification is important because a third party entity verifies that an organization has quality management standards that meet and exceed what would be expected in an organization,” added Andrew Tate, CEO of Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development.

"Pardee Hospital is a vital community resource," added NC Governor Beverly Purdue in a letter shared with the community Tuesday. "Since 1953, it has provided outstanding care to the people of Hendersonville and beyond. This accreditation is one of the many examples of how Pardee Hospital is helping to build a stronger, healthier North Carolina."

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