Published on July 25, 2019

Firelands Regional Medical Center Awarded HFAP Accreditation

(July 24, 2019 – Sandusky, Ohio)  Firelands Regional Medical Center was awarded accreditation by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), the nation’s original independent, accreditation program recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This achievement confirms that Firelands Regional Medical Center is providing high-quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

“Firelands Regional Medical Center clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Meg Gravesmill, CEO of AAHHS, HFAP’s non-profit parent company. “We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough on-site review of the hospital against recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Firelands Regional Medical Center has earned the distinction of HFAP accreditation through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”

“Firelands Regional Medical Center is proud to participate in this prestigious accreditation program which brings national standards for best practices in healthcare delivery to our local community, said Patty Martin, vice president, quality and patient satisfaction. We place a priority on compliance with accreditation standards in our strategic plan and goals and the Firelands team is committed to providing outstanding care to our patients and the communities we serve. The Board of Directors and Leadership commend the entire team for earning this significant achievement in healthcare quality.”

Firelands Regional Medical Center is home to some of the nation’s best physicians and is one of the top-rated hospitals in the state. Firelands received Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery and America’s 100 Best for Spine Surgery for 2019. Firelands is accredited in heart failure and is an American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Hospital, as well as a Certified Chest Pain Center. The health system is a Verified Level III Trauma Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, and is the area’s only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services are one of the largest hospital-based behavioral health and substance abuse programs in the state of Ohio. For more information about Firelands, visit

About HFAP
HFAP is a nationally recognized program of AAHHS offering accreditation and specialty certifications to serve a range of healthcare organizations. Originally established in 1945, HFAP is the original healthcare accreditation program in the United States. HFAP holds deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and also is recognized by state governments and regulatory bodies, and insurers.

HFAP’s mission is to be the valued partner for healthcare organizations committed to improving their quality of care, through accreditation/certification standards and continuing education, with a focus on advancing the health and welfare of their communities. For more information, visit



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