Greeley Senior Consultant Bud Pate shares advice with Becker’s Clinical Leadership on how to avoid adverse findings, and what to do if things go wrong. This article summarizes 30 years of Greeley best practices into a simple guide for those involved with survey preparedness and response. Put simply, hundreds of lessons learned by Greeley’s CMS Termination… [Read More]
If you are looking to make a change at your hospital to define or revise the way you do or should be doing things, be sure you understand whether the change should be made in policy, procedure, or guideline, or to what extent in each. Policies are broad expressions of the intent or desired outcome… [Read More]
There are two types of recommendations that can come out of a mock survey: good recommendations and unhelpful recommendations. If you’ve had a mock survey before, it may have been delivered with recommendations like: “Staff should be educated…,” “Be sure to remind the physicians…,” or “Don’t do this anymore!” Two of these are “managed loose”… [Read More]
If your hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), your CEO recently received a letter. That letter alerts the CEO that Joint Commission surveyors have been given additional training in four subjects to focus on when they arrive at your door for a survey. These subjects are: high-level disinfection and sterilization; sterile compounding of… [Read More]
As more states legalize marijuana, more physicians have begun recommending cannabis to their patients for the management of pain, nausea, anxiety, and loss of appetite. Recent literature also suggests that cannabis may be effective in treating other conditions. For example, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a drug whose active ingredient is… [Read More]
8/23/2018 – In this webinar, Phillip Boaz, RN, MSN, will discuss common regulatory and accreditor survey findings, plus provide tips on how to avoid the infection control triple threat in high-level disinfection, operating room environment, and hemodialysis. Watch Now!
1/11/2018 – What’s your New Year’s Resolution? How about getting clinicians back to the bedside? This webinar will cover three initiatives that do just that. Greeley CEO Steve Bryant will talk about how to distill your policies, refine your clinical processes, and lean your EMR. All lofty, but very doable goals. Make 2018 your year to SIMPLIFY and start right here. Watch Now!
The Greeley Company invites you to download a complimentary copy of The Case for Simplification: How Hospitals Can Get Clinicians Back to the Bedside, recently published in Becker’s Hospital Review. This article includes…
While it’s not something any hospital wants to acknowledge, the threat of receiving a CMS Statement of Deficiencies (CMS Form 2567) with Notice of Immediate Jeopardy or Notice of Termination is a reality. Hundreds of hospitals receive such notice every year. Because hospitals must be in compliance with all CoPs to continue participation in the Medicare… [Read More]
Long-Term Partnership Enhances Safety Program Efficacy and Compliance A Midwest regional hospital with 350+ beds has been working with The Greeley Company for over eight years to support their physical environment survey readiness activities. The organization has faced increasing attention on the management of the physical environment by The Joint Commission, CMS, and state regulatory agencies…. [Read More]