Mohawk Valley Health System affiliates Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) are accredited by Det Norske Veritas’s (DNV) National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO℠) and are certified to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard.

Becoming ISO certified is an additional component of the DNV accreditation. ISO 9001:2015 is recognized by businesses around the world as the benchmark for continual quality improvement. Innovative hospitals embrace ISO 9001:2015 as a way to identify and focus on the most successful approaches to patient care and as a method to standardize the important aspects of operating a healthcare organization.

Why Accreditation Matters to Healthcare Consumers

Accreditation directly affects the quality of hospital care. While undergoing the accreditation review, a hospital makes critical decisions about processes such as how diseases are treated, medication is stored, nurse staffing is allocated and how billing and reimbursement are conducted. Accreditation impacts the way in which a hospital operates.

About DNV Healthcare

DNV Healthcare Inc. is a division of DNV, an independent foundation dedicated to safeguarding life, property and the environment. DNV has 300 offices in 100 different countries. For more information about the NIAHO℠ hospital accreditation program, visit