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
Denise Smith, RN, MS, CLNC, HACP
Denise Smith is a Senior Consultant with Courtemanche & Associates. In this role she is responsible for assessing healthcare organizational readiness for licensing, certification, accreditation, and regulatory compliance. She has extensive knowledge in the requirements of The Joint Commission, DNV, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services including knowledge in their survey process, auditing approach and survey outcome determination. She also has knowledge and experience in AAHC and other regulatory and accreditation organizations. She assists organizations with survey preparation, educational needs, post survey activities, patient safety strategies and quality improvement initiatives. Denise has more than 40 years of experience and expertise in Infection Prevention, Sterile Processing, Legal Nurse Consulting, Quality and Resource Management, Clinical Education, in acute inpatient and outpatient care settings.
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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