ASQ-APICS Joint Meeting March 13, 2013. Saint Francis Hospital Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Wednesday evening, March 13, 2013

Saint Francis Hospital takes the challenge to continually improve patient safety and clinical quality.

Come join us and find out more about this exciting development in our community


Check in at 6:00, Dinner at 6:30; Speaker at 7:30, Adjorn by 9:00

Dinner is $24 and reservations can be made by contacting Glenn Tanzman,

Treasurer, ASQ Section 302, (914) 475-2955 or

Make your checks payable to ASQ Section 302

Saint Francis Hospital is going beyond meeting the traditional Joint Commission standards by achieving DNV accreditation. After extensive research and years of accreditation by The Joint Commission, Saint Francis chose to change to DNV. What sets DNV apart, and will set St. Francis apart from other hospitals in our area, is that DNV demands that we hospitals not only meet the standards of CMS, but also, within three years, become certified by the ISO 9001 Quality Management System. ISO 9001 is recognized by businesses around the world as the benchmark for continual quality improvement. Achieving ISO 9001 certification holds Saint Francis to a higher standard – a standard that all other industries are held to! It’s no wonder that Saint Francis Hospital and other innovative hospitals have started embracing ISO as a way to identify and focus on the most successful approaches to patient care, safety, billing and other critical aspects of running a modern hospital.

Guest Speaker: Margaret Greenly

Margaret Greenly is the Director, Pt Safety/Quality Improvement at St. Francis Hospital. Margaret earned her M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University and was a clinical social worker at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer; she published numerous articles in professional journals and was a well-known public speaker across the country. After re-locating to the Hudson Valley, she earned her MPA in Health Care Administration from Marist College. Since 1997, she has been leading St. Francis’ efforts for all patient safety and PI activities, regulatory compliance, and risk management. She is currently leading the hospital on its journey to achieve ISO 9001 certification.


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