How to Find Hidden Risk in Your Healthcare Facility (CHECKLIST INCLUDED)
Listen. Do you hear that? Silence. No complaints, no worries, not a peep.
But don't be fooled. Just because no one is complaining about the state and cleanliness of your healthcare facility, doesn’t mean everything is running successfully.
When we speak with facility and operations leaders at healthcare facilities, we often hear: “Everything seems to be OK with our in-house or facility management provider that we’re using. There are no complaints.”
But no noise does not mean everything is OK.
In fact, OpenWorks has experienced that when working with healthcare organizations like U.S. Renal, CVS Pharmacy, GRIFOLS, Fresenius, and DaVita, if there is noise, it’s already too late. Damage has been done:
- The P&L may already be hit by regulatory fines and warnings of a shutdown.
- Efficiency has already dropped, negatively influencing the medical staff’s service and waiting times for appointments, testing, treatments, and procedures.
- Patients are already uncomfortable in the environment, and healthcare-associated infections have increased.
- Costs are rising, margins are reduced, and patients are churning.
This is why we put together the checklist below to help you identify if your facilities are risking the health of your healthcare operations. Download this helpful list to see if you healthcare facility services team is doing a complete job.
How OpenWorks Can Help Fix the State of Your Facilities
Patients, medical and administrative staff, and visitors deserve management of cost-effective, transparent, and regulatory-ready healthcare facilities. OpenWorks helps healthcare facilities meet these expectations and deliver on a healing mission.
With cost-effective, transparent, and regulatory-approved healthcare facilities management, OpenWorks stays abreast of, and trains on, precautions, procedures, and standards that create a warm, welcoming, and hygienic atmosphere.
Our elite network of service providers understands the stringent nature of healthcare facility cleaning and disinfection. That’s why we:
- Follow biomedical waste management Universal Precaution training and procedures;
- Abide by Safety Data Sheets (SDS);
- Require OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen and Hazard Communication certification for service providers.
We also adhere to the intensive regulatory standards required by the:
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
- Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC)
- State Department of Health Services
- the standards set forth by AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses)
Are your facilities management and cleaning teams able to check all the boxes? A missed step or improperly cleaned room in healthcare can mean more than just a failed regulatory audit. It can mean the difference between life and death.
You need more support and OpenWorks is here to provide it. Contact us today.
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