Going Beyond CMS & TJC Minimum Safety Standards: The Patient Safety Assessment

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Operational and leadership issues at one 274-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital in the Southeast had been emerging slowly over several years. Eventually, critical patient incidents culminated in regulatory scrutiny, and the hospital experienced a full survey by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Findings of dysfunctional organizational culture, leadership, and management system inadequacies…(Read More)

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Compass Clinical educational presentations provide strategies and real-world examples of how to advance patient care, improve operational performance, and help your organization keep up with the latest CMS and TJC accreditation and regulatory requirements…(Read More)

In one mid-sized regional medical center in the Southeast, poor executive and Board oversight, declining financial performance, and damaged relations with nursing and medical staff diverted the organization’s attention away from vital compliance issues. Following a complaint survey by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the medical center received a notice…(Read More)

After its acquisition of two smaller hospitals in its metropolitan market, a four-hospital, Midwestern health system recognized the need to assess emerging strategic and operational opportunities at those facilities. The health system retained Compass Clinical Consulting to provide this assessment. CRAFTING A SOLUTION Compass began by structuring and leading an evaluation of alternative service…(Read More)

Infection control case study - Compass Clinical Consulting

One mid-sized medical center contacted Compass Clinical Consulting after operating without an Infection Preventionist for four months. Due to this prolonged vacancy, the medical center was experiencing a lack of organization within its Infection Control department, leading to noted regulatory deficiencies…(Read More)

Cardiac Service Line Performance Improvement

Interim Cardiovascular Service Line Performance Improvement A 250-bed hospital in the South found itself facing a vacancy in the leadership of its cardiovascular service line. An assessment performed by Compass Clinical Consulting revealed that strategic and operational issues were threatening the viability of the entire service line. The hospital retained the services of Compass…(Read More)

The interim’s changes to the formulary saved $700,000 for the hospital. Increased operational efficiency led to lower labor costs, as the Pharmacy department was able to function at a high level with 5 fewer FTEs than indicated by an earlier consultant’s recommendations…(Read More)

An urban medical center in the Midwest was experiencing turmoil in its Anesthesia department. The organization was employing too many anesthesiologists, and as a result, individual productivity among this group of physicians was low. In addition, strained relationships between anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) were making it difficult for the medical center to…(Read More)