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Accreditations

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital holds accreditation from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is licensed by the State of Iowa. The Joint Commission (TJC) is an independent, not-for-profit, organization that oversees the safety and quality of health care and other services provided in accredited organizations.

Anyone who has any concerns about the patient care and the safety in the hospital, and those concerns have not been resolved by the hospital, may communicate directly with the Joint Commission via the following:

  • At The Joint Commission website using the "Report a Patient Safety Event" link in the Action Center on the home page. 
  • By fax to 630-792-5636. 
  • By mail to The Office of Quality and Patient Safety, The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181. 

Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center

Finley Hospital has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). The alliance was created to better educate patients and recognize hospitals that meet standards to support better outcomes for stroke care. This certification is for a two year period in which Finley must collect and report on eight core measures.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

Finley Hospital is also certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF is an independent, nonprofit organization whose accreditation assists service providers to improve the quality of services and meet rigorous standards.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Accredited

Finley Hospital's Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The AASM is the highest level of accreditation for sleep centers across the US. Finley is the only sleep center in Dubuque to receive this level of accreditation. Organizations that are accredited by AASM must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center's goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.