As a follow-up to the Joint Commission survey, the Department of Health conducted a validation survey at UHS Hospitals in April. This occurs to 5% of hospitals nationwide and is an intense, detailed examination of a hospital system to determine if the Joint Commission survey was accurate. It was totally unannounced with 9 surveyors arriving to spend potentially 5 days. As it turned out, they left after 3 days with high praise for our cooperation, readiness, and commitment to clinical excellence and patient safety throughout the organization.
The Medical Staff’s cooperation and collaboration with staff and surveyors went a long way in demonstrating that commitment. Thank you!