Commitment to Safety, Health, and Well-being.

GHA For Business is a unique accreditation that provides a competitive edge in building trust and confidence to improve employee retention, recruitment, resiliency, and to build loyalty with customers and visitors.

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An External Validation

Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) is a global accrediting body led by a team of lifetime leaders in international health and safety. We curate trusted resources and information, aggregate best practices, and build an adaptable and scalable framework of standards for any organization to benefit from. ​​GHA For Business provides an external validation of an organization’s commitment to the safety, health, and ​well-being of its employees, customers, and visitors. ​​It is designed for any organization focused on return-to-work strategies, sustaining a culture of resiliency, and developing a more purposeful vision, mission, and values around well-being.
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Confidence in the Seal

​The GHA For Business Seal provides confidence that ​an organization prioritizes employee, customer, and visitor health. ​We believe that everyone is entitled to a healthy, safe environment ​to ensure great productivity, great business practices, and great experience.

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Accreditation Elements

The GHA For Business Accreditation Program is based on 16 elements.
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1

Organizational Commitment Statement

The organization shall develop, sign, and communicate a statement regarding its commitment to prioritizing the health, safety, and well-being of its employees while still meeting business demand. The commitment statement shall be signed by the formal leader(s) of the organization, communicated to stakeholders, and displayed within the organizational office(s) or on their website.
2

Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of formal leaders of the organization are clearly identified as related to oversight of these required elements and the organizational plans, policies, and resources necessary to maintain accreditation and prioritize safety, health, and well-being while meeting business demand.
3

Quality Improvement

The organization shall establish, document, implement, and maintain quality improvement efforts to ensure the requirements of this accreditation and its elements are sustained.
4

Staff Training and Competency

The organization shall ensure that all employees, contractors, and persons responsible for training and education are adequately educated or trained and can demonstrate competency in their roles.
5

Goals, Objectives, and Targets

The organization shall establish and maintain documented goals, objectives and quantifiable targets for GHA For Business that support and sustain the prioritization of employee safety, health, and well-being.  
6

Safety Conformity and Compliance

The organization shall identify and comply with all relevant local and international guidelines,  requirements, and safety codes applicable to safety in the workplace.
7

Clearly Defined Policies and Procedures

The organization shall have in place a set of written policies and procedures that define the company’s position, plans, and processes for creating and maintaining a workplace environment that supports and prioritizes safety, health, and well-being.
8

Meetings and Travel

The organization shall ensure that it’s plans, processes, protocols, and policies about business meetings and travel prioritize employee, customer, and visitor health and safety to the greatest extent possible while still meeting the demands of the business.
9

Effective Communication Plan and Processes

The organization shall demonstrate that it communicates clearly, transparently, and frequently with all organizational stakeholders to keep them engaged and informed about current plans, processes and resources related to meeting business demand while prioritizing their safety, health,  and well-being.
10

Physical Environment

The organization shall ensure the workplace physical environment promotes and supports the health, safety, and well-being of employees, customers, clients, and other visitors.
11

Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan

The organization shall establish a clearly defined plan for handling future crises related to employee safety, health, and well-being and demonstrate it is prepared to successfully enact the response outlined in the plan.
12

Risk Management

The organization shall identify the health and safety-related risks that exist in the workplace, especially related to infectious disease, and implement strategies and protocols to mitigate those risks.
13

Physical Health Benefits

The organization shall demonstrate its commitment to supporting the physical health of its employees through the provision of health benefits that address the maintenance and improvement of employee physical health.
14

Commitment to Physical, Behavior, Mental, and Emotional Well-being

The organization shall demonstrate its commitment to supporting the mental and emotional health of its employees through well-being initiatives that are relevant, comprehensive, and evidence-based.
15

Commitment to Financial Well-being

The organization shall demonstrate its commitment to supporting the financial security of its employees through financial well-being initiatives that are relevant, comprehensive, and evidence-based.
16

Benefits Alignment

The organization shall perform a comprehensive review of its employee benefits and align them to support the elements in this accreditation for prioritizing employee safety, health, and well-being.
TESTIMONIALS

A Word From Our Clients

Florence Spyrow

President and Chief Executive Officer, Northern Arizona Healthcare.

“With the pandemic, healthcare personnel have confronted a perfect storm of conditions that threaten their health, well-being, and ability to perform their jobs. Our greatest asset is our people, and prioritizing their safety and well-being has and always will be a top priority for our organization. We chose GHA For Business as it supports best-in-class responses to the pandemic, builds organizational resiliency, and prioritizes a culture of safety, health, and well-being in the workplace.”

Greg Bellomy

Chief Executive Officer, CareATC


"In healthcare, safety is always a priority. Achieving the GHA For Business accreditation reflects our commitment to our employees, clients and patients to create a safe and healthy environment for everyone. We're not just about meeting basic standards of safety; we're about exceeding them to truly create a gold standard for ourselves and the industry. We look forward to sustaining a culture of resiliency with this one-of-a-kind accreditation."

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Investment

INITIAL FEE
Year 2 and Year 3 Annual Fee
Number of employees
Up to 4,999 employees
$5,000
$2,500
5,000-9,999 employees
$6,000
$3,000
10,000-99,999 employees
$8,000
$4,000
Over 100,000 employees
$10,000
$5,000
Includes access to online training program and resource center plus directory listing and other added value.

Multiple locations will be treated as a network and if policies are unified throughout the networked locations, a sample percentage of locations will be reviewed and billed for accreditation per number of employees at each location. Network pricing will be determined at the time of application.

The reaccreditation fee every three years is based on the number of full-time employees within the organization at the locations being accredited at the time of reaccreditation. Reaccreditation after three years is evaluated against updated standards. It is not a full survey review upon reaccreditation.

Annual fees are designed to cover access to resources, updates, and the review of the compliance/self-assessment form. Having an initial fee and annual fees provides financial convenience over a larger upfront fee and is normal practice for accreditation bodies.
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