Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Earns ISO Certification

March 23, 2011

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital has been certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Fewer than 40 hospitals in the nation are certified by ISO which is required as part of the annual accreditation process with DNV.

ISO is an international network that aims to align industry practices of several nations, and enables a consensus to be reached on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society.

Being ISO certified proves that the hospital's quality management system has been certified against a best practice standard and found compliant.

"We selected to work with DNV for accreditation because of our commitment to quality care and services for our patients " says Kathy Helak, RN, Vice President, Quality and Professional Services at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. " The ISO standards are embedded in everything that we do every day to continuously improve.  We are very proud of this accomplishment and the high standards of healthcare we are providing for the downriver community."

Founded in 1947, ISO guidelines hold more than 18,500 standards that are shared by 163 countries and endorsed by approximately 98 percent of the global workforce. The certification spans across all industries.