KHA Accreditation Committee

Welcome to the KHA Accreditation Committee Website.

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Hospital accreditation has been defined as “A self-assessment and external peer assessment process used by health care organizations to accurately assess their level of performance in relation to established standards and to implement ways to continuously improve.” Critically, accreditation is not just about standard-setting: there are analytical, counseling and self-improvement dimensions to the process. There are parallel issues around evidence-based medicine, quality assurance and medical ethics, and the reduction of medical error is a key role of the accreditation process. Hospital accreditation is therefore one component in the maintenance of patient safety.

The KHA Accreditation Committee addresses all aspects of the accreditation process from the Joint Commission to the HFAP. We hope this site will be a valuable resources for the staff members of Kentucky hospitals who are preparing their facilities for upcoming accreditation.