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Memorial Medical Center Awarded HFAP Accreditation
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Written by Patrick Bradley

July 19, 2019

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded accreditation by HFAP, the nation’s original independent accreditation program recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Accreditation confirms that Memorial is providing high-quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

“Niagara Falls Memorial 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 hospitals against recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Memorial Medical Center has earned the distinction of HFAP accreditation through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”

“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious accreditation,” said Memorial Medical Center President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo. “Earning HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In fact, quality is consistently the priority focus in our strategic plans and goals.”

About Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center 

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is a full-service 171-bed regional medical provider offering extensive inpatient and outpatient services at 10 sites in Niagara and Erie counties. We strive to improve the health of the Greater Niagara region by meeting standards of excellence in each of our services, by providing care to all those in need regardless of their ability to pay, and by actively linking patients to community-based services that will promote continued wellness. To learn more, visit NFMMC.org. 

About HFAP 

The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (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 www.hfap.org.

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