GHA For Business

Accreditation for Organizations Who Want to Validate Commitment to Safety, Health, and Well-being
*Initial application takes 5 minutes!

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 the more purposeful vision, mission, and values around well-being.

*Initial application takes 5 minutes!

Return to Business in a Post-Pandemic World

The Problem

Employees don't trust that employers have their best interest in mind. Customers and guests want to feel safe, too. Plus, there's a new expectation to align workplace culture with a more purposeful mission.

The Solution

Successful organizations react to this problem by establishing a more purposeful vision, mission, and values, more aligned to the needs of employees and customers today. ​​To build confidence and trust, the bar must be raised to a new threshold of commitment to safety, health, and well-being. ​​And organizations need to re-envision benefits through a framework of policy, products, and services that meet the needs of return-to-work strategies, remote and hybrid workforces, and efforts to retain, recruit, and engage workforce and customers.​​​
Employees need to have confidence that their employers have made it a mission to protect their health and well-being in order to return to work. And, research shows purpose and profit are positively linked, with consumers more likely to purchase from companies they feel are doing good for society (having a purpose) and will pay a premium for brands that contribute to the community. 

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.

*Initial application takes 5 minutes!

GHA For Business Provides:

Third-Party Validation

Confirm your organization's dedication to safety, health and well-being through an external, third-party validation demonstrating ​compliance with best practices, regulations, and guidelines.

Build Confidence & Trust

Employees, customers, and visitors will return to work and benefit from clear, transparent, and informed policies and planning, mitigation of infection risk, maintenance of a safe working environment, and prioritization of employee health and well-being.

Develop, Adapt, Verify​

Develop, adapt, and verify your plan, policies, and protocols through authoritative guidelines and best practices to assure a safe return to work while meeting the demands and expectations of employees, customers, and visitors.

Achieve an Edge

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

Accreditation Elements

  • 1 – Organizational Commitment Statement
  • 2 – Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
  • 3 – Quality Improvement
  • 4 – Staff Training and Competency
  • 5 – Goals, Objectives, and Targets
  • 6 – Safety Conformity and Compliance
  • 7 – Clearly Defined Policies and Procedures
  • 8 – Meetings and Travel
  • 9 – Effective Communication Plan and Processes
  • 10 – Physical Environment
  • 11 – Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan
  • 12 – Risk Management
  • 13 – Physical Health Benefits
  • 14 – Commitment to Physical, Behavior, Mental, and Emotional Well-being
  • 15 – Commitment to Financial Well-being
  • 16 – Benefits Alignment
*Initial application takes 5 minutes!

GHA For Business Advisory Task Force

Karen Timmons

Chief Executive Officer of Global Healthcare Accreditation®
Karen Timmons, Chief Executive Officer of Global Healthcare Accreditation® (GHA), leads an innovative and inaugural healthcare accreditation body designed specifically for organizations seeking to elevate the quality of services, patient experience, and excellence of care provided to medical travel, medical tourism, and traveling patients. Mrs. Timmons has led other safety and health accreditation positions such as President and CEO of Joint Commission International (JCI), COO of Joint Commission, Global Healthcare Business Manager, and Patient Safety Officer, DNV GL Healthcare, Chair of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Patient Safety Solutions, Chair of ISQua’s Accreditation Council.

Renée-Marie Stephano

Chief Executive Officer
Global Healthcare Resources

Cheryl Larson

President & CEO
Midwest Business Group on Health 

Tracy Watts

Senior Partner
Mercer Health & Benefits

Geoff Nagle

Chief Revenue Officer
AXA Partners

Jennifer Wilson

Chief Executive Officer
Healthy Cells Wellness

Kathleen Schulz

Divisional Vice President

Denise Kurtz

Employee Benefits & Wellness Director 

Heather Saunders 

Director of Infection Control
Johns Hopkins Office of PopulationHealth


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Company info (name, address, phone number, and generic contact email)

Logo click through to page of your choice

Searchable by name and by industry

Searchable by product type

Newsletter inclusion emailed to 8,000+ engaged professionals 

Social media posting to 200k+ professionals

Corporate profile



Contact us form


Year 2 and Year 3 Annual Fee
Number of employees
Up to 4,999 employees
5,000-9,999 employees
10,000-99,999 employees
Over 100,000 employees
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.

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.
Initial application takes 5 minutes!

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The GHA For Business seal is awarded after a review of an organization’s written plans, policies, and protocols. Achievement of GHA For Business does not guarantee that a space is safe or free from risk or pathogens. It is recommended to adhere to local laws and public health guidelines at all times. It is crucial to always seek the advice of a healthcare professional with any questions related to health and well-being.