By demonstrating compliance with DNV's national standards for
healthcare quality and safety, Iowa Lutheran has earned the DNV's
certification. DNV is the first and only Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS) approved accreditation service that surveys
annually and integrates ISO 9001 quality improvement methods with
Medicare Conditions of Participation. Iowa Lutheran will have two years
to be come IS 9001 compliant and will have the option to be certified
at that point.
DNV is a global provider of services for managing risk. An
independent foundation with the objective of safeguarding life,
property and the environment, DNV comprises 300 offices in 100
countries, with about 9,000 employees.