The 5 Rings Award

With the countless number of visitors entering and exiting a hospital every day, maintaining a safe environment for patients and staff can be a daunting, highly complex task. It not only requires a comprehensive management system, it demands a team committed to managing that system without compromise. The 5 Rings Award program recognizes those organizations that have created a culture of uncompromising vigilance and awareness, resulting in the safest possible environments for both patients and staff. It’s indeed an honor to recognize role model facilities as such an integral part of the IntelliCentrics community.

Judging Criteria

Open 24 hours a day, countless numbers of people enter and exit medical facilities each day, and as a result, patients come into contact with dozens of people from medical and non-medical staff to clinical care contractors and vendors. To create a culture of safety, it is crucial for hospitals to know who is entering their facilities, why, and verify the visitor is meeting your facility’s security and policy requirements. These five facilities WON because, during the past year, their supply chain team and vendor population have demonstrated remarkable dedication and consistency in creating a safe environment using the IntelliCentrics services and platform.

All 5 Rings Award winners were selected based on their adoption of best practices in security requirements for vendors and staff. The steps they took to create and maintain that safety culture and the benchmarks they used to ensure their patient safety initiatives were succeeding.

Scores were tallied across key categories, including:

Safety, Education, Communication, Compliance, Consistency, Understanding, Results, and Engagement

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Meet the 2016-2017 5 Rings Award Winners

Meet the 2016-2017 5 Rings Award Winners

Join us in congratulating the winners of the 2017 5 Rings Award

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Lake Health TriPoint Medical Center – Concord, OH

Lake Health TriPoint Medical Center – Concord, OH

Redefining health care. One patient and one family at a time. A private, not-for-profit leader in community health care in Northeast Ohio since 1902. Lake Health’s mission is to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents of Lake County and neighboring with compassion and superior quality. Rather than focusing on episodes of care, Lake Health provides a lifetime of health and wellness, embracing a philosophy of patient and family-centered care.

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Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital – Greensboro, NC

Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital – Greensboro, NC

As Cone Health’s flagship, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive medical center within their five-county region. A leader in compassionate, quality care, our easily accessible 63-acre campus includes a 536-bed teaching hospital and referral center. Since 1953 Moses H. Cone continues to stay true their our promise to serve our community by delivering exceptional, compassionate healthcare.

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Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Florida – Miami Beach, FL

Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Florida – Miami Beach, FL

Founded in 1949, Mount Sinai Medical Center is the largest private independent not-for-profit teaching hospital in South Florida. Mount Sinai’s Centers of Excellence combine technology, research and academics to provide innovative and comprehensive care in cardiology, neuroscience, oncology and orthopedics. Among a select few original statutory teaching hospitals in the state, Mount Sinai is the hospital of choice for those who seek the level of expertise and care that only a teaching hospital can offer, and their commitment to quality has been continuously recognized by U.S. News & World Report.

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Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck – Bismarck, ND

Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck – Bismarck, ND

Sanford Health is dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day they show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities they serve. Sanford Health is the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation. Sanford Medical Center Bismarck is a leader in health care providing patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

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The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics – Iowa City, IA

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics – Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. UI Healthcare is committed to providing patient-focused care-available to every person, around the clock-in an environment devoted to innovative care, excellent service, and exceptional outcomes. Changing medicine, changing lives through excellence in patient care and service, research, and education.

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Meet the 2015-2016 5 Rings Award Winners

Meet the 2015-2016 5 Rings Award Winners

Join us in congratulating the winners of the 2016 5 Rings Award

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Advocate – Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Chicago, IL

BJC – Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital – St. Peters, MO

Methodist Health System-Dallas – Methodist Richardson Medical Center – Richardson, TX

Trinity Health – St. Joseph Mercy Oakland – Pontiac, MI

Meet the 2014-2015 5 Rings Award Winners

Out of all the facilities reviewed, the following five facilities rose above the rest, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to safety and security.

Broward Health Medical Center

Broward Health Medical Center – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Founded in 1938, this facility is a 656-bed, not-for-profit hospital and part of the Broward Health system, one of the 10 largest health systems in the U.S. Hospital employees have embraced the vendor credentialing program and hold vendors accountable for following hospital rules. As part of this effort, clinicians will reject any product that has not been evaluated by the hospital’s new product committee and will cancel the order – even if it means cancelling a procedure.

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John Peter Smith Hospital

John Peter Smith Hospital – Fort Worth, Texas

A 537-bed, county-owned hospital and part of the JPS Health Network, this facility is an academic medical center with the largest family medicine residency program in the country. Ensuring professional visitors have the right credentials to work in the hospital is an essential part of the hospital’s patient safety program. Among other credentials, the facility requires TB testing, background checks, drug screens and training on HIPAA compliance and aseptic techniques.

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Pali Momi Medical Center

Pali Momi Medical Center – Aiea, Hawaii

This 126-bed, not-for-profit hospital is part of Hawaii Pacific Health, an integrated health system and the state’s largest healthcare provider. Pali Momi Medical Center was the first hospital in the state to implement a vendor credentialing system in 2006, even before it was required by The Joint Commission. Vendors have to meet a minimum compliance of 80 percent or they are banned from the hospital. To regain access, they have to meet with the hospital’s Reptrax coordinator to review hospital’s policies.

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Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center – Chicago, Illinois

This 479-bed, not-for-profit hospital is part of CHE Trinity Health. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center has the distinction of being Chicago’s first hospital — and its first teaching hospital. Employee engagement is integral to the program’s success and employees are trained to question anyone who doesn’t have an ID badge visible. To ensure that all employees are aware of the hospital’s vendor credentialing program, it is discussed during new employee orientations and is part of the hospital’s yearly “Annual Competency Fair.”

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St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor, Michigan

This 537-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital and Top 100 Hospital is part of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and CHE Trinity Health. Seasonal flu shots are not only mandatory for all hospital employees, but also for all third-party visitors. To help enforce its zero tolerance policy, the hospital uses the Reptrax system to ensure all professional visitors have received their flu shots and revokes the access of all professional visitors until they show they’ve had a flu shot.

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Meet the 2013-2014 5 Rings Award Winners

Out of all the facilities reviewed, the following five facilities rose above the rest, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to safety and security.

Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center – Boston, Massachusetts

The 496-bed academic medical center implemented its vendor credentialing program in 2008. Managed by BMC’s Purchasing Department, the success of this initiative depended on the close working relationship with the Pharmacy to help identify sales reps that may have the wrong type of badge or were calling upon physicians without an appointment.

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Ellis Hospital

Ellis Hospital – Operated by Ellis Medicine – Schenectady, New York

This 368-bed community hospital launched its vendor credentialing program in 2009. Key to the program’s success has been the cross-departmental involvement of the entire hospital – including its physicians, many of whom work closely with vendors. Ellis Hospital is part of Ellis Medicine, a 438-bed community and teaching healthcare system serving New York’s Capital Region.

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LDS Hospital

LDS Hospital – Operated by Intermountain Healthcare – Salt Lake City, Utah

The 496-bed academic medical center implemented its vendor credentialing program in 2008. Managed by BMC’s Purchasing Department, the success of this initiative depended on the close working relationship with the Pharmacy to help identify sales reps that may have the wrong type of badge or were calling upon physicians without an appointment.

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The Nebraska Medical Center

The Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, Nebraska

The 627-bed research and academic medical center implemented its vendor credentialing program in 2008 to better meet compliance requirements. In order to make the credentialing process less burdensome for area reps, the hospital coordinated with other hospitals in the region to select a vendor credentialing system to adopt.

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University of Cincinnati Medical Center

University of Cincinnati Medical Center – Operated by UC Health – Cincinnati, Ohio

Ranked one of the best hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report, this academic medical center and level one trauma hospital, with approximately 600 beds, implemented its vendor credentialing program in 2009 to improve the safety of its patients as well as its associates, clinicians and vendors. The combination of utilizing customized compliance reports, ongoing communication with vendors, and the dedication of UC Health staff, have proven instrumental to the program’s success.

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