When a hospital is accredited by an organization, it means the hospital has met the defined standards or predetermined criteria of that accrediting agency. By definition, accreditation is voluntary, as opposed to regulation, which is a requirement found in law or statute.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center works hard to comply with all regulatory requirements and seeks accreditation from several organizations for a variety of reasons, including:
The organizations that accredit Cincinnati Children’s each focus on specific standards, ranging from high-quality care to patient and staff safety.
Our accreditations include:
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