Riverside Health System Certified to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System by DNV

March 13, 2023
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Riverside Health System is pleased to announce the recertification for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in compliance with ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. Riverside earned the recertification, after first being awarded in February of 2020. The multi-site, multi-year certification encompasses all acute care facilities, outpatient provider-practices and surgical centers. 

“The ISO recertification is truly a testament to our team members’ commitment and dedication to achieving the gold standards of quality, patient safety, patient experience and operational excellence,” says Mark Rath, Associate Vice President of Accreditation and Support Operations at Riverside Health System. “Through ISO compliant processes and procedures, our team is able to create the foundation for achievement of clinical and operational excellence.” 

ISO 9001:2015 is the most widely accepted quality management system in use around the world and is gaining popularity among health care systems to help build the frameworks for quality, patient safety and patient experience programs. 

“Riverside is dedicated to providing the highest quality, safest and most effective health care services possible,” says Terry Sievers, Senior Vice President of Quality at Riverside Health System. “The ISO 9001:2015 standard and quality management system provide the foundational elements of our approach to whole system quality. The whole system quality approach has transformed the way we do business and supported our goal to achieve and sustain clinical and operational excellence. ISO 9001:2015 is ideally suited to the complex, people-intensive challenges of leading and health care system.” 

Last revised in 2015, ISO 9001 is the result of input from business and technical experts around the world. The program requires significant involvement of senior management, a broader understanding of clinical and operational best practices, supply chains, and more focus on stakeholder (not just customer) expectations.

Riverside’s certification is provided by DNV – Business Assurance, part of the DNV Group, a world-leading certification body helping businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services.