July 1, 2024


West Monroe, Louisiana, July 1, 2024 – Glenwood Regional Medical Center proudly announces the successful completion of its reaccreditation process awarded by DNV. 

By earing reaccreditation, Glenwood has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  DNV’s accreditation program integrates the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation, distinguishing it as the sole program of its kind.  Glenwood has been ISO certified since 2012, further demonstrating its longstanding commitment to quality management and patient safety.

“Glenwood’s successful reaccreditation with DNV is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional care to our community,” said Jon Turton, Interim President. “This achievement reflects the dedication and hard work of the entire Glenwood team, ensuring that Glenwood continues to uphold the highest standards in health care. The team’s relentless focus on delivering high-quality patient care drives Glenwood’s strong patient outcomes, solidifying our community’s trust in our health care services.”

Cheryl Faulkenberry, Director of Quality Management at Glenwood echoed Jon’s sentiments emphasizing the significance of completing the DNV survey.  “This accomplishment underscores the hospital’s commitment to maintaining high standards of care amidst recent adversities, reflecting the dedication to patient safety and community well-being.”

Glenwood has three years from the date of its accreditation to achieve compliance with ISO 9001, the world’s most trusted quality management system used by performance-driven organizations around the world to advance their quality and sustainability objectives.  “We have taken an entirely different approach to accreditation, and hospitals are really responding,” says DNV Healthcare USA Inc. President Kelly Proctor.  “Since accreditation is a must-have credential for just about every hospital in this country, why not make it more valuable, and get more out of it?  That’s where ISO 9001 comes into play and turns the typical get-your-ticket-punched accreditation exercise into a quality transformation.”

DNV’s accreditation program, called NIAHO® (Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), involves annual hospital surveys – instead of every three years – and encourages hospitals to openly share information across departments and to discover improvements in clinical workflows and safety protocols.


About DNV

DNV is a global independent certification, assurance, and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise, DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and drives innovative solutions. 

Whether certifying a company’s management system or products, accrediting hospitals, providing training, assessing supply chains or digital assets, DNV enables customers and stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence, continually improve and realize long-term strategic goals sustainably. 

DNV draws on its wide technical and industry expertise to help companies worldwide build consumer and stakeholder trust. Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.

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About Glenwood Regional Medical Center

Glenwood is a critical hospital in Northeast Louisiana’s health care delivery system, with over 600 team members and medical staff dedicated to providing safe, high-quality patient care. Recently, Glenwood received a Quality Improvement award from the Louisiana Hospital Association, highlighting its achievements in targeted improvements related to Preventable Harm, Anticoagulation Safety, Hypoglycemic Management, Infection Rates, Mortality, and Readmissions.

Glenwood Regional Medical Center, a 278-bed, state-of-the-art hospital located in West Monroe, Louisiana remains committed to providing patients and their physicians access to the latest medical breakthroughs and innovations in heart and vascular care.  Our comprehensive health care services include emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, therapy services, and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.  Equipped with advanced medical technology and staffed by highly skilled health care professionals, Glenwood is dedicated to delivering high-quality care in a welcoming and friendly hospital environment.

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