There are some basic guidelines that many healthcare leaders fail to follow in the process of selecting a qualified candidate to become part of their leadership team. As an HR professional, I can’t remember how many times I have taught classes and reminded executive leaders (CEOs, COOs, etc.) of the basics that we should…(Read More)

It is a frequent assumption that sterilization and high-level disinfection (HLD) are limited to the main OR and sterile processing departments (SPD). However, accrediting agencies are beginning to place a greater focus on hospital-based clinics and satellite practices that use instruments and equipment in their practice. For many newly acquired physician practices and…(Read More)

An 800+ bed hospital in the South was experiencing significant leadership changes, including the transition of an interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, and many director- and manager-level interims. The hospital contracted with Compass Clinical Consulting to engage an Interim Regulatory Specialist in the Quality Department to provide leadership amid these transitions, while…(Read More)

explore your Accreditation options

This decision to maintain accredited status with one particular source is rarely questioned, much less examined from a strategic perspective. But perhaps it is time for hospital leaders to evaluate the decision to pursue accreditation and view it as a key element of their hospitals’ strategies. This whitepaper explores some of the accreditation options available…(Read More)

Better American Hospitals

We are pleased to welcome Lena Browning MHA, BSN, RNC-NIC, CSHA, to Compass Clinical Consulting. As part of the accreditation and regulatory compliance mock survey team, she will focus on helping client organizations prepare for survey by the Joint Commission or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, toward the goal of safe, quality…(Read More)

Financial Penalties Readmission Rates

Hospitals across the country will continue to see penalties for high 30-day readmission rates. According to Kaiser Health News, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will cut payments to 2,573 hospitals by as much as 3 percent for one year. The penalties, which are part of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program…(Read More)