December 2022 Newsletter

In the News This Month

Season’s Greetings Everyone,

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is upon us. Once again we reflect on another busy year filled with regulatory changes and updates helping provide solutions for the many ripple effects healthcare organizations are still experiencing from the pandemic.

As we come to the close of 2022, and in keeping with the Courtemanche & Associate’s tradition, our feature article this December, “Top 12 Items for your 2023 To Do List” provides some “house-keeping” suggestions to assist in preparing you for regulatory expectations in the new year.

We appreciate each and every one of you, for your dedication and incredible patient care that you provide every day, and we thank you for your readership and patronage. The C&A team looks forward to continuing ongoing partnerships as well as developing new relationships in the upcoming year.

From all of us at Courtemanche & Associates, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a healthy, safe, and productive New Year.

We hope you find these articles informative and helpful in assisting you with your ongoing regulatory readiness. Please reach out to us at for additional information or any service needs you may have.

Healthcare workers using Top 12 House-keeping checklist items for 2023

Dec 1 2022

Top 12 Items for your 2023 “To Do” List
As we come to the close of 2022, we want to provide you with some "house-keeping" suggestions as we go into another year. We encourage you to pause and reflect on the great care you give to your patients and spend time with family and friends as we head ...
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About the Authors

Joseph Esch, MBA CHFM

Joseph Esch is a Life safety surveyor and consultant. He is trained under the HFAP Acute Care and Critical Access Hospital requirements, as well as The Joint Commission accreditation requirements for the physical environment, fire safety, Life Safety Code®, and Emergency Management chapters. Joseph has 14 years in healthcare, his primary focus is the operations, plant and the physical environment. He has assisted in the planning and initial startup of facility programs in several acute care facilities, including the implementation of CMMS, compliance program, capital forecasting, and facility condition indexing and has been chairman of the EOC committee. He currently holds a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager certification issued by the American Hospital association in 2015 and is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers and the local chapter of Chesapeake Area for Healthcare Engineers.

C_APPS 2022

Fresh from the Field

Our C_APPS membership provides monthly offerings January through November including regulatory & accreditation tools, resources, tracers, policy checklists, and other key aids to facilitate ongoing success with changing expectations.

C_APPS Healthcare Accreditation Tools & Resources 2022

Nov 3 2022

Public Health Emergency Action Planning
As organizations prepare to transition out of the public health emergency, it is imperative to establish your action plan for the resumption of their normal day-to-day operations
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November Focus

Public Health Emergency Action Planning

This month's package includes:

  • Post Covid-19 Pandemic Checklist
  • The Master Life Safety Waiver list published by CMS
  • American College of Surgeons Post COVID-19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery

C_Apps Resources & Tools

C_APPS is an Exclusive Membership Service resource developed by Courtemanche & Associates that provides monthly offerings of regulatory and accreditation tools, resources, tracers, policy checklists or other key aids to facilitate ongoing success with changing expectations.

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