Quality marks

Quality institutes and patient associations award quality marks to provide an insight into the quality of the treatments provided. HMC has acquired various quality marks and certificates. Some quality marks apply to the entire hospital, others have been awarded for a specific specialism.

NIAZ-geaccrediteerd

NIAZ-accredited

HMC achieved the NIAZ accreditation again in 2016. NIAZ is the Dutch Institute for Accreditation in Care, which assesses our hospital once every 4 years. The NIAZ accreditation means the procedures in our hospital contribute to safe and good quality care. It demonstrates the fact that we are constantly involved with improving the quality and safety of our care.

For more information, please visit the NIAZ website.

Keurmerk seniorvriendelijk ziekenhuis

Senior friendly hospital quality mark

HMC Bronovo received the senior quality mark for the third time in 2017. The quality mark is an initiative by the collaborative senior citizens’ unions KBO, PCOB, NOOM and NVOG. The good care provided by HMC, the coordination of the care via one point of contact and the safeguarding of the continuity of care following discharge satisfy the requirements set by the quality mark.

For more information about the quality mark, please visit www.seniorvriendelijkziekenhuis.nl

Smiley Kind en Ziekenhuis

Smiley Child and Hospital

HMC Bronovo received a bronze smiley from the Child and Hospital Foundation for the children and maternity wards and for the outpatients treatments. This quality mark applies to the children’s wards for HMC Westeinde. The smiley means the care satisfies all criteria set by the Child and Hospital Foundation. The criteria includes, for example, the presence of parents when introducing anaesthesia and the nursing provided by the children’s nursing staff.

For more information, please visit the Child and Hospital Foundation website.

Groen vinkje Stoma Zorgwijzer

Stoma Care Guide green check mark

HMC was awarded a green check mark in the Stoma Care Guide by its care for stoma patients by the Dutch Stoma Association. This means we satisfy all quality standards for good stoma care. One condition is, for example, that the patient is provided with information from a stoma nurse. The standards have been developed by the Dutch Stoma Association together with stoma wearers, stoma nurses and specialists.

For more information, please take a look at the Stoma Care Guide.

Groen vinkje lymfeklierkankerzorg

Lymphoma cancer care check mark

HMC was awarded the green check mark for blood and lymphoma cancer care by the Dutch Federation of Cancer Patient Organisations (NFK). This means we satisfy a minimum of 12 conditions drawn up by several patient associations. These include, for example, the care path, the communication between the doctor and patient and the personal guidance.

For more information, please visit the NFK website.

Kwaliteitskeurmerk spataderzorg

Varicose vein care quality mark

HMC was once again awarded the varicose vein quality mark by the Heart & Vascular Group’s patient association in 2017. This means people with varicose veins in our hospital can count on care which is specifically tailored to what they see as important. The quality mark criteria has been coordinated with representatives from the Dutch Association for Vascular Surgery and the Dutch Association for Dermatology and Venereology.

For more information, please visit the Heart & Vascular Group website.

Kwaliteitskeurmerk Vaatchirurgie

Vascular surgery quality mark

HMC was awarded the vascular quality mark from the Heart & Vascular Group’s patient association again in 2017. This is a quality mark for the treatment of conditions in the arteries of the legs, pelvis, abdomen, aorta and neck. The quality mark means the care satisfies the patients’ wishes and requirements. The criteria is adjusted in line with new insights on an annual basis.

For more information, please visit the Heart & Vascular Group website.

WHO/UNICEF borstvoedingscertificaat

WHO/UNICEF breastfeeding certificate

HMC Bronovo was awarded the WHO/UNICEF certificate from the Care for Breastfeeding Association again in 2016. This means HMC Bronovo satisfies the internationally set ’10 rules of thumb for breastfeeding’. Pregnant women and mothers who have recently given birth can therefore rely on the best possible assistance during breastfeeding.

For more information, please visit the Care for Breastfeeding Association website.

Roze lintje Borstkankerzorg

Breast cancer care pink ribbon

HMC was awarded the pink ribbon for good breast cancer care by the Dutch Breast Cancer Association (BVN) again in 2017. This means the hospital offers patient focussed breast cancer care. The Breast Cancer Care Monitor used by the BVN measures the level of breast cancer care provided by hospitals and how patients experience this care. This criteria is adjusted on an annual basis.

For more information, please visit the www.monitorborstkankerzorg.nl website.

Freya Pluim

Freya Award for Fertility Care

HMC was awarded the Freya Award for fertility care by the Freya patients association again in 2016. This means our fertility treatment optimally satisfies the wishes and requirements of people with fertility problems. Freya members have compiled the criteria for the award.

For more information, please visit the Freya website.

Vinkje prostaatkanker

Prostate cancer check mark

HMC satisfies the conditions set by Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Dutch Federation of Cancer Patients Associations (NFK) for good prostate cancer care. One condition is, for example, that the patient has a fixed point of contact during the treatment in the hospital.

For more information, please visit the NFK website.

Vinkje darmkankerzorg

Colorectal cancer care check mark

HMC was again awarded the green check mark for good colorectal cancer care in 2016 by the ‘Living with cancer’ patients association. This means we satisfy the minimum conditions set for good colorectal cancer care.

Criteria for good rheumatic care

HMC satisfies all criteria set by the Rheumatism Foundation for good rheumatic care. Only the waiting times are sometimes longer than 4 weeks. It goes without saying patients in emergency situations can be seen immediately.

For more information, please visit the Rheumatism Foundation website.

TMS

TMS Top Sport Medical Collaboration

HMC has been certified as “Top Sport Medical Collaboration” (TMS). This is a quality mark awarded by the Federation of Sport Medical Institutions.

All top athletes with A and B status must be treated by a TMS organisation recognised by the NOC*NSF. A TMS is an extensive sport medical institution with a sports physician, sports physiotherapists and an extensive network of (para)medics. Within HMC agreements have been entered into with other specialisms about the provision of top quality care.