Accreditations

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and its Behavioral Health Services Department is accredited by The Joint Commission through 2016.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s three-year accreditation Gold Seal of Approval™ by demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. CHH underwent a rigorous unannounced onsite survey in September 2010.

A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated CHH for compliance with almost 600 standards of care and the following national patient safety goals:

  • Accurate, timely reconciliation of all our patient’s medications
  • Prevention of patient falls
  • Prevention of hospital associated wounds or pressure ulcers
  • Identification and care of “high risk” patients and care
  • Accurate identification of all patients at all times
  • Making sure that communication among hospital staff, medical staff, and our patients and families
    is timely, technically accurate, and respectful
  • Making sure that tour infection rate is as close to “zero” as humanly possible.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
• National certification from American Association Cardiovascular/ Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

Hungerford Regional Sleep Laboratory
• American Academy of Sleep Medicine

CHH Diabetes Center
• Diabetes Center Class Program is Accredited by the American Diabetes Association

CHH Center For Cancer Care
• American College of Surgeons for the Cancer Program

HEMC Laboratory
• College of American Pathologists

HEMC Mammography
• American College of Radiology (Expires 3/17/14), and certified with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration.

CAT Scan Imaging Services
• ACR Accreditation (American College of Radiology)

PET Imaging Services
• ACR Accreditation (American College of Radiology)

Nuclear Medicine Imaging Services
• ACR Accreditation (American College of Radiology)

Ultrasound Imaging Services
• ACR Accreditation (American College of Radiology)

Mammographic Imaging Services
• ACR Accreditation (American College of Radiology)

Mammographic Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Imaging Services 
• ACR Accreditation (American College of Radiology)

Certified Mammography Facility
• FDA Accreditation (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration)

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence at Kennedy Drive Mammography Center
• ACR Accreditation (American College of Radiology)

Nuclear Medicine Imaging Lab at CHH Cardiovascular Medicine
• ICANL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories)

Affiliations

Connecticut Hospital Association
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a member of the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA). CHA Founded in 1919 represents hospitals and health-related organizations. With more than 140 members, CHA is one of the most respected hospital associations in the nation.

CHA’s mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities by leading, representing, and serving hospitals and their related healthcare organizations that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement.

American Medical Association
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA).  Since 1847 the American Medical Association (AMA) has had one mission: to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Today, the core strategy used to carry out this mission is our concerted effort to help doctors help patients. We do this by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital makes referrals to tertiary health care providers for patients requiring advanced clinical care including Hartford Hospital, Children’s Medical Center, and Yale New Haven Hospital.