SOMC Highlighted in Joint Commission Video

Southern Ohio Medical Center was recently selected to participate in a Joint Commission Resources (JCR) satellite video special titled “Facing the Challenges of Joint Commission.” The program featured several hospitals nationwide and their approach and outcomes of pain management efforts.

“Pain management is more than assessing or administering medications to reduce the patient’s discomfort, it’s about listening to the patient and providing the most excellent care possible,” Jill Preston, manager of workforce development, said.

A Chicago representative from JCR and a film crew came to the hospital in November to shoot clips for the program. The satellite video special aired online Dec. 17 for JCR members.

“Being selected for this video special was an honor and a wonderful opportunity for others to see SOMC’s tools and processes for reducing pain,” Valerie DeCamp, director of inpatient services and accreditation, said. “We look forward to using the video for employee education and to improve our patient care efforts.”