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Elite Accreditation and the Center for Improvement
in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) and Accreditation Resource Services (ARS) Collaborate
to Enhance Patient Safety
About the Collaboration
Elite Accreditation,  CIHQ, and ARS are driving for the same goal – to radically improve the effectiveness and efficiency of quality-safety efforts in healthcare delivery organizations. While the organizations differ in services, the philosophies related to providing education, resources, and tools to the healthcare community are well aligned.
“Through a variety of communication vehicles, CIHQ via its collaboration with ARS provides education, shares perspectives on patient safety and compliance, and presents available resources and tools. Elite Accreditation is client-focused and patient-centered, delivering quality services that improve O.R. efficiency, making surgery safer, and reducing cost for hospitals.” 
Be on the lookout for opportunities to learn how Elite Accreditation and CIHQ’s services go hand-in-hand to advance our joint subscribers and members to the forefront of America’s healthcare organizations.
About CIHQ
The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) is the nation's fourth accreditation provider approved by CMS to deem acute care hospitals as meeting Medicare Conditions of Participation. CIHQ also accredits Free-standing Emergency Centers, Urgent Care Centers, and Congregate Living Health Facilities.
Our programs strive to ensure that patients receive care in organizations that exceed the minimum standards set forth by the federal government.
CIHQ is committed to helping hospitals improve the quality of care rendered in their community by providing the tools and support they need in a collegial, respectful, educational, and cost-effective manner.
About ARS
CIHQ has engaged in an exclusive contract with an independent organization, Accreditation Resource Services, (ARS) to offer a full range of web-based and on-site consulting services. These services are specifically designed to help your hospital be successful in the survey and certification arena. Join the over 500 hospitals across the United States that have come to value the partnership that CIHQ/ARS has to offer.

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