DOH Validation Survey Completed

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 8:58:45 AM

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!

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