SOMC Heart and Vascular Services Pass ODH InspectionPosted on August 5, 2009
Southern Ohio Medical Center recently passed inspection from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) for Adult Cardiac Catheterization and Adult Open Heart Programs.
“The success of passing this inspection ensures our community that we conduct a compliant program that offers best practice heart care,” said Amy Fraulini, director of SOMC Heart and Vascular Services.
The ODH surveyors arrived at SOMC July 16 for a two-day site visit to review the entities of both programs in detail, tour the cath lab and open-heart facilities, as well as observe several surgical procedures.
“The surveyors were very complimentary of our team and the preparation that occurred for this site visit,” said Fraulini. “The surveyors travel all over the state reviewing health care facilities and they were wowed by our Heart and Vascular Center, the flow of patient care, how well our staff worked together, and our overall patient satisfaction.”
The five areas of the inspection included: physical building and equipment; patient care; staffing; administrative policies and procedures; and patient rights. The surveyors also interviewed open-heart patients and their families to gain a better understand of the care that was provided to them while at SOMC.
“This site visit was the first of many for SOMC’s Heart and Vascular Services and ODH will return once every three years, unannounced,” said Fraulini. “This achievement is yet another way to measure our progress toward obtaining the highest quality of heart and vascular care available.”
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SOMC Receives OHA’s Top Twenty Percent AwardPosted on July 28, 2009
Southern Ohio Medical Center has received the Ohio Hospital Association’s Top Twenty Percent Award for being one of the safest health care facilities in the state of Ohio.
The award is given through OHA’s Statewide Hospital Safety Campaign, which annually recognizes hospitals and health care systems that have secured the best workplace safety records.
“This honor recognizes that SOMC is not only working to provide a safe environment for our patients and visitors, but also our employees,” Leeann L. Sammons, vice president of SOMC Health and Safety, said.
Winners were chosen based on their organization’s submitted Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses data, which included the total recordable employee injury cases and days away from work for the past year.
“Safety is a priority in everything we do and this award shows our continuous dedication to go above and beyond,” Sammons said.
“Our leaders and front-line staff members have been working very hard over the past year to create and sustain a culture of safety and the safest working environment possible. This recognition is yet another way to measure our progress toward achieving safety excellence at SOMC.”