Compass Clinical Consulting
Compass Clinical Consulting has helped hospitals and health systems clients improve performance and overcome obstacles to providing safe, quality patient care since 1979.
Compass is clinically focused, driving change toward a goal of creating better American health systems through three services lines: clinical and operations performance improvement, accreditation and regulatory compliance, and interim leadership.
Working in close collaboration with us, our clients have achieved remarkable results.
Working Together to Achieve Safe, Quality Patient Care
Improve your bottom line while achieving clinical and operational excellence. Whether focused on a specific clinical department or across the entire organization, we can help you see results and sustain progress toward your goals through streamlined, efficient processes that ensure quality care. Learn More
Whether you’re educating your staff about accreditation or regulatory standards or responding to survey findings, we have the tools and expertise to help. We work with you to build your capabilities and culture of continuous readiness, address specific vulnerabilities, and guide you through an effective survey response. Learn More
Interim executives, clinical directors, and managers from Compass are ready to hit the ground running to fill key leadership positions and create an immediate clinical and cultural impact while healthcare clients take the time needed to find the best possible permanent candidate to join their team full-time. Learn More
Trending Topics and Questions
Our team of expert clinical consultants stays attuned to healthcare news and updates, from changes in regulatory and accreditation standards to relevant operational, clinical, and financial best practices. Here are some questions we’re hearing from the field.
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What is Sentinel Event Alert 58, and how does it affect my organization?
Sentinel Event Alert 58 focuses on inadequate hand-off communication, which the Joint Commission explains is a contributing factor to adverse events, including many types of sentinel events. However, there are many steps your organization can take to improve patient safety through successful patient hand-offs. Read more
I've heard about an increased focus on ligature risks. What's going on?
From our own experiences and those shared by colleagues in the field, we have seen an increased focus from the Joint Commission on ligature risks in psychiatric hospitals and inpatient psychiatric patient areas in general hospitals. Read more
How does the Joint Commission's new SAFER matrix determine the level of risk of a finding?
This is a common question as organizations prepare to be surveyed with the new scoring methodology. Operational definitions and anchors, surveyor expertise, context, and survey team discussion are all factors in determining risk in TJC’s SAFER matrix. Read more
We are Committed to Your Success
Our goal is to enable our clients to make self-directed, continuous progress toward their goals, long after the engagement is completed.
We really should be the ones thanking you.
It was a difficult time working through our compliance challenges, and your expertise, your consistency, and your phenomenal consulting team were essential to us throughout our TJC recovery phase.
Our compliance success is largely due to the efforts of you and your team for guiding us and keeping us on track.Chief Quality Officer
Thank you to Compass and the great team you sent to us for mock survey preparation.
We completed our unannounced survey this week. We knew they were coming early, but four months was a little earlier than even we anticipated.
Your team was spot on in their assessment. We were well prepared. We had resolved many of the recommendations from Compass prior to this visit, which helped us enormously.
Our team wanted to let you know how appreciative we are of the expertise you provided. It was the best consultative dollars we’ve spent in a LONG time!Chief Nursing Officer
Compass matched our urgent need with a qualified interim candidate and had him on site within two weeks.
The leadership and skill-set provided enabled us to meet our immediate goals and positioned us to grow and improve operations well into the future after the engagement was complete.
The value added from this engagement was and continues to be tremendous.Assistant Vice President of Radiology
Profiles in Leadership
Restructuring Communication and Establishing Organizational Improvements in the Laboratory with Interim Leadership
A hospital in the Midwest needed to fill a leadership vacancy after struggling with performance issues from their previous Laboratory Director for several months. The organization’s leadership had been trying to collaborate with him, but the Director was unable to...read more
This whitepaper explores some of the accreditation options available to hospitals— including TJC, HFAP, DNV GL, and CIHQ—paying close attention to the philosophies of different accrediting bodies, as well as the implications, costs, and benefits associated with them.read more
James M. Anderson retired in 2009 as president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a position he had held since 1996. He was instrumental in shaping the extraordinary growth at the medical center.read more
The Compass Difference
When you hire Compass to work with you, we bring a small team of consultants in to learn about your organization. We don’t invade your hospital – we become part of it. By keeping our team small, your people will get to know us and trust us and will see us as part of your team. We believe transparency is a critical success factor for any project, so you will always know about project progress and obstacles in real time.
Contact Compass Clinical Consulting
If you have questions or concerns about achieving clinical and operational improvements toward safe, quality patient care, we can help. We encourage you to contact us for a confidential discussion of your needs.