In the News This Month
Happy New Year! As this new year begins we wish that it brings you and your organization closer to the utmost of Quality Care for stellar patient, staff and guest health and welfare.
The New Year can be a time for reflection and resolution. What better time to assess your healthcare accreditation agency affiliation to ascertain the optimal fit with your organization’s strategies, goals, and culture. This month, Denise provides a glimpse at this very sort of evaluation in her first of a series “Healthcare Accreditation – A Look At Your Options”, and takes a closer look at DNV.
Pat’s article spotlights the final guidance provided from CMS on co-located hospitals, along with highlights on what the regulations require, where the focus for compliance will be and what healthcare staff can do to be prepared.
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.
About the Authors
Pat Cook is a Senior Consultant and Head of Consulting Services at Courtemanche & Associates. Working in collaboration with the C&A Leaders, Pat manages Courtemanche & Associate’s business development initiatives and oversees the clinical delivery of services and support. With her extensive healthcare experience, Pat serves as a knowledgeable resource to new and existing clients, helping to guide them through their accreditation and regulatory needs.
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.
Acute Changes in Patient Condition
This month's package includes:
- Sample Policy Template
- Sample Competency Document
- Training Infograph
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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