The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program at West Virginia University Medicine’s Mountain State Cystic Fibrosis Center was recently awarded accreditation from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for its work in the cystic fibrosis community.

The accreditation is granted to institutions after a thorough application process that includes a site visit, interviews with the team, and a review of metrics (such as lung function, body mass index, and others) impacting patient health. Quality improvement initiatives, clinical trials research, and community outreach are also assessed.

“Gaining separate adult program accreditation through the CFF is recognition of the dedicated and high quality care we have been providing for people living with cystic fibrosis. This is a reflection of numerous years of hard work to grow the program to ensure we are meeting the needs of our patients and their families,” Lisa Costello, MD, director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program, said in a West Virginia University press release.