Jan 14, 2020 5:01 PM

Salina Regional Health Center awarded HFAP accreditation

Posted Jan 14, 2020 5:01 PM

Salina Regional Health Center has been awarded accreditation by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), the nation’s original independent, accreditation program recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Accreditation confirms that Salina Regional is providing high-quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

“Salina Regional Health Center clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Meg Gravesmill, CEO of the Accreditation Association for Hospitals and Health Systems (AAHHS), HFAP’s non-profit parent company. “We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough on-site review of the hospital and its affiliated clinics against recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Salina Regional has earned the distinction of HFAP accreditation through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”

“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious accreditation,” said Joel Phelps, CEO of Salina Regional Health Center. “Earning HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In fact, quality is consistently the priority focus in our strategic plans and goals.”

About HFAP

HFAP is a nationally recognized program of AAHHS offering accreditation and specialty certifications to serve a range of healthcare organizations. Originally established in 1945, HFAP is the original healthcare accreditation program in the United States. HFAP holds deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and also is recognized by state governments and regulatory bodies, and insurers.

HFAP’s mission is to be the valued partner for healthcare organizations committed to improving their quality of care, through accreditation/certification standards and continuing education, with a focus on advancing the health and welfare of their communities. For more information, visit www.hfap.org.

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Librarian to speak about Fold3 Genealogy Database

The first meeting of the year for Salina Public Library’s Family History Detectives will focus on a new research resource provided by the Kansas State Library.

Librarian Barbara Mulvihill present on Fold3 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Prescott Room.

Fold3 is a resource for genealogists, historians, veterans and their families. It provides access to U.S. military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of those who served. Content begins with the Revolutionary War and continues to the present. Mulvihill will provide instructions on how to access and navigate the online resource.

Mulvihill has more than 30 years of experience with genealogy research and has lead personal history recording efforts at the library, including StoryCatchers and an oral history recording project for Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War. She is the recipient of a 2018 Lana Jordan Developing Artist Grant from Salina Arts and Humanities and has published genealogy research in the Heritage Journal of the Texas United Methodist Historical Society and in the Handbook of Texas Women Online of the Texas State Historical Association.

Family History Detectives, formerly known as the Genealogy Club, meets August through November and January through May. Upcoming meetings will feature a class on formatting family history books on Feb. 20, a genealogy case study on March 19, and the annual lock-in on April 18. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Librarian Barbara Mulvihill at [email protected] or (785) 825-4624, ext. 234.