SOMC Medical Imaging Passes ODH InspectionPosted on November 9, 2009

Southern Ohio Medical Center recently passed inspection by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) on all SOMC medical imaging equipment.

“The success of passing this inspection ensures our community that we conduct services that are compliant with the Ohio administrative code,” said Missy Hutchens, education coordinator for Medical Imaging at SOMC.

The ODH surveyors conducted a three-day site visit to inspect all x-ray and medical imaging equipment in the cath lab, operating room and x-ray area. The surveyors also watched procedures and interviewed several staff members to make their assessments.

“The inspectors were very complimentary of our team and the preparation that occurred for this site visit,” said Hutchens. “They were impressed by the staff and their knowledge of polices and procedures.”

Cheryl Lytten, nurse manager of the Cath Lab at SOMC said the surveyors “were wowed by the quality of our equipment and state of the art technology.”

The inspection consisted of reviewing staff competencies, evaluating a safe work environment, evaluating physician training and ensuring all equipment is maintained properly. ODH will return once every two years to complete an inspection.

“Passing the ODH inspection proves we run a top-notch quality program at SOMC,” said Lytten. “This achievement is yet another way to measure our progress toward obtaining the highest quality of care available.”

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