DNV GL has launched a certification program aimed at transforming hospitals’ approach to managing infection risk.
DNV GL certified Sentara Leigh and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospitals in Virginia as the first two Centers of Excellence for its Managing Infection Risk (MIR) Certification, recognizing exceptional processes and an approach to mitigating infection risk that exceeds current standards.
Certification programs are commonly available to hospitals for disease-specific care and stroke, but DNV GL’s new MIR program represents the first and only hospital certification for excellence in managing infection risk.
“Every year, about 75,000 hospital patients with healthcare-associated infections die during their hospitalizations,” said Arjun Srinivasan, managing director, associate director for healthcare associated infection prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Healthcare workers want the best for their patients, and implementing effective infection control programs will help ensure that patients receive the safe care they deserve.”
Patrick Horine, chief executive officer of DNV GL Healthcare in the United States, added: “The DNV GL MIR program empowers all staff to make necessary changes through a comprehensive risk assessment framework that provides hospitals with tools, resources, and institutional support to address often overlooked areas and implement best practices. MIR motivates entire hospital systems to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities, rework and redesign existing systems, more efficiently manage resources, and ensure smarter and safer healthcare.”
DNV GL, US, Arjun Srinivasan, Patrick Horine