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King’s Daughters Medical Center RECEIVES NEW ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

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Quality System Certification

Brookhaven, MS — King’s Daughters Medical Center has achieved certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, reflecting the organization’s long-term commitment to quality, transparency, and customer satisfaction.

The certification is valid for three years and is provided by DNV GL – Business Assurance.

ISO 9001 is the most widely used quality management standard, and has recently undergone a periodic update to better reflect modern business challenges. Last modified in 2008, the new 2015 version of ISO 9001 is the result of input from business and technical experts around the world. The program requires greater involvement of senior management, broader understanding of supply chains, and more focus on stakeholder (not just customer) expectations.

“We are extremely proud to receive certification for ISO 9001.2015 Quality Management System,” says Alvin Hoover, KDMC’s CEO. “Our ISO certification reflects our commitment to quality, and the continual dedication of our staff to achieve excellence. It’s a symbol that everyone – our employees, our medical staff and partners, our customers and community – recognizes and values.”

“King’s Daughters Medical Center is extremely proud of our commitment to quality,” said Merida Johnson, Director of Quality Management & Patient Safety. “Our ISO certification assists us to realize our mission and vision: To provide quality health and wellness in a Christian environment and to be recognized by accrediting bodies, our peers and our community as a provider of quality healthcare. The ISO 9001 standard affirms what our staff and leadership do every day – providing patient-centered care the right way…even when no one is looking.”

All organizations currently certified to the previous version of ISO 9001 are required to transition to the new version by October 2018 or risk losing their certification.

“We are encouraging people to move quickly because the deadline is fast approaching and there are finite resources for conducting certification audits,” says Gary Davis, President for DNV GL Business Assurance USA, Inc. “If you are being certified for the first time, the process will automatically employ the new 2015 version of the standard.”

DNV GL – Business Assurance is part of the DNV GL 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.

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