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Published on January 28, 2013

UHS Delaware Valley employee earns quality certification


Deb Hitt, Vice President of Quality Management at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, recently received CPHQ (Certified Professional of Healthcare Quality) certification by NAHQ (National Association for Healthcare Quality).

This credential signifies professional and academic achievement by individuals in the field of healthcare quality management.  The comprehensive body of knowledge necessary to pass the accreditation test includes quality management, quality improvement, case/care/disease/utilization management and risk management.

Preparing for and successfully completing the qualifying test for this certification demonstrates a strong commitment to Ms. Hitt’s profession.  She is in her 31st year of employment at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, and has worked in Quality since the early 1990s.  She acknowledges that the field of healthcare quality management is quickly changing and evolving, and preparing for certification and the re-certification process required every two years will continue to keep her informed about the latest information and standards, best practices and how to apply what she learns.  

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital is a 25-bed facility based in Walton and offering diagnostic and treatment services, acute care, and 24-hour emergency care.  The hospital is a member of UHS, a locally-owned, not-for-profit, 916 -bed hospital and health care system serving the greater Binghamton area.

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