The OSF Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center has achieved accreditation by the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), following a lengthy application and site-survey process. It is one of only three facilities with this accreditation in Illinois.
Accreditation from the UHMS is recognized by the Joint Commission and holds a facility to the highest performance standards with a demonstrated commitment to patient care and safety. The OSF Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center received a Level 2 certification for providing high quality care Monday - Friday in an outpatient setting.
“Being a UHMS accredited program provides peace of mind for our patients knowing that they are receiving excellent care in a facility which meets the high performance and safety standards required for accreditation,” said Andy Chiou, MD, MPH, medical director of the center.
During the accreditation survey, the UHMS sent a team of experts to the facility, located in the OSF Center for Health – Route 91 in Peoria, to examine staffing and training, documentation, equipment installation, operation and maintenance, facility and patient safety, and standards of care. The expert survey team included two hyperbaric certified physicians and a certified hyperbaric registered nurse. The OSF designation is good for three years.