I recently had the pleasure of participating in an unannounced CMS Validation survey at the Hospital I work at. It served as a great wakeup call to all hospital staff of the necessity to be survey-ready at all times. It would seem simple enough to say that you should always be ready for a survey, but that usually isn’t the case. At a minimum, all Hospital Environmental Services departments should be prepared for the following inspection points:
This is my story of the first day at Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center as the leader of the .