May 2024 Newsletter

In the News This Month

Greetings Everyone,

May is an exciting month as we all have the opportunity to recognize and pay special tribute to nurses during Nurses Week, beginning May 6th, and to hospital workers during, National Hospital Week, celebrated the week of May 12, 2024. The team at Courtemanche extends a huge Thank You for all the nurses and other healthcare workers for all that you do day in and day out to provide exceptional patient care. You are greatly appreciated!!

This month’s articles feature topics related to upcoming trends in accreditation and regulatory compliance that organizations should be aware of in order to provide safe patient care and prepare for their upcoming triennial.

In March, ECRI published their annual report of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns. The list contained two new additions that caught our attention. Our first article, “Two Top Safety Concerns You Should Worry About,” written by Pat Cook, Senior Consultant and Head of Consulting Services, highlights these two areas of concern providing suggestions for strategies organizations can implement to ensure compliance and safe patient care.

Our second article, also authored by Pat Cook, “The April 15th Deadline has passed- now what? outlines CMS’ proposed rule was published on February 8th and the public comment period closed on April 15th. Learn further details about what the rule includes.

Thank you for taking the time to read our articles. We hope this information has been helpful in preparing you and your organization for the new year. If you have any suggestions for future topics or require our services, please reach out to us at Our team is always available and eager to assist you in any way we can.

Nurses observing training for care of a patient.

Apr 30 2024

Two Top Patient Safety Concerns you should worry about
In March, ECRI published their annual report of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns.  This year, ECRI allowed members from the ECRI and ISMP member organizations to nominate various topics that they believed created risks to patient safety. The list contained many of the topics that healthcare workers have ...
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surveyors and healthcare professionals around table for discussion.

Apr 30 2024

The April 15th Deadline Has Passed – Now What?
Many of you have probably looked at the date that we have referenced in the title of this article and are wondering why we are referencing the last day to file your taxes. For healthcare organizations, April 15, 2024 has a different significance this year, especially if your organization ...
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