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Date Published: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Date Updated: Thursday, February 15, 2024

Margaretville Hospital Awarded Accreditation from Globally Renowned Safety Program

Margaretville Hospital Has Been Recognized for Participation and Excellence in Medicare Program

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MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (February 15, 2024) – Margaretville Hospital has been deemed compliant with Medicare Conditions of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals by DNV Healthcare USA, Inc. This recertification is significant for the hospital and the community it serves as it shows Margaretville Hospital meets or exceeds globally established standards for safe, reliable, and high-quality healthcare that satisfies patient needs and lowers healthcare costs.

This recognition is known worldwide as the gold standard for hospitals when it comes to patient and workforce safety and care quality, as well as patient and patient caregiver satisfaction. For more than a decade, Margaretville Hospital has been recognized by this prestigious institution for its excellence.

This accreditation for Medicare compliance is given with the authorization granted to DNV Healthcare USA, Inc. by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“All the caregivers and support staff at Margaretville Hospital work tirelessly each day to provide the best possible care and experience to those who rely on us during their time of need,” said Josh Ratner, Chief Executive Officer of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley and Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of WMCHealth. “This re-accreditation serves as a testament to their commitment to our neighbors in Delaware County and to the many visitors of the Catskill Mountains region.”

Margaretville Hospital completes an annual survey to ensure compliance with the accreditation process. The requirements are built upon federal and state regulations that emphasize patient-centered care and patient satisfaction. 

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is an 1,800-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with nine hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level I (adult and pediatric), Level II and Level III trauma centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, a verified burn center, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.orgor follow WMCHealth on Facebook.com/WMCHealthor Instagram.com/WMCHealth.