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Neshoba General Hospital is in Compliance to ISO 9001 Quality Management System by DNV GL

Neshoba General Hospital is in Compliance to ISO 9001 Quality Management System by DNV GL

Neshoba General Hospital is in Compliance to ISO 9001 Quality Management System by DNV GL

“Neshoba General is dedicated to providing the safest and most effective healthcare services possible,” says Lee McCall, FACHE, CEO. “ISO compliance not only reflects that mission but helps to empower it. The certificate is just a piece of paper, but the effort required to achieve it fundamentally transforms the way we do business. ISO 9001 is ideally suited to the complex, people-intensive challenges of running a hospital.”

ISO 9001 is the most widely accepted quality management system in use around the world and is quickly gaining acceptance among US healthcare providers as a foundation for their quality and patient safety “Neshoba General has worked hard to achieve this certification, and they have done so with unwavering commitment from their top leadership to make their hospital the best it can be,” says Patrick Horine, President of DNV - GL Healthcare. “ISO certification isn’t just an award or trophy for something you’ve done, it’s public evidence that you are at the top of your game with an obvious plan in place to make excellence an everyday objective.”

ISO 9001 brings science to the art of caregiving; it helps to standardize processes around things that are proven to work, by the people doing the work, thus empowering front-line workers while creating an environment of predictability for the entire organization. The ultimate impact of ISO within hospitals is the reduction or elimination of variation, so that critical work processes are done consistently and the “best ideas” aren’t held by one person or one department but are ingrained in the organization itself.

Businesses that implement ISO do so for both the internal and external benefits. Internally it helps staff create clear and consistent processes of patient care and ensure that progress is constantly being made toward specific quality objectives. Externally, it tells the public, as well as insurers and regulatory agencies, that the hospital is not only talking about quality, but is pursuing it with discipline and transparency.

“ISO 9001 is like sheet music for an orchestra; it gets everyone on the same page and helps us achieve our objectives,” says Annette Watkins, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

Neshoba General Hospital is a 48-bed acute care hospital located in Philadelphia, Mississippi, serving Neshoba and surrounding counties. NCGH, the only hospital in Neshoba County, provides the communities we serve with an array of healthcare services including emergency care, inpatient, outpatient, oncology, and surgery. NCGH operates 4 clinics, including urgent care, outpatient therapy, and has the largest long-term care facility in the area of 160 beds. The Mission of NCGH is to advance the health of the community we serve by providing value-centered, excellent care. Visit

About DNV GL

DNV GL Healthcare, with offices in Cincinnati and Houston, is a division of DNV GL - Business Assurance, part of the DNV GL Group, an independent foundation dedicated to safeguarding life, property and the environment. Globally, DNV GL - Business Assurance has more than 100 offices and is one of the world’s leading certification, assessment and training companies. For more information about DNV hospital accreditation, visit