IntelliCentrics Launches 5 Rings Award Program to Recognize Hospitals for Creating Culture of Vigilance
Award honors hospitals for ongoing work to make facilities safer places for patients and employees
DALLAS, Texas – June 3, 2013 – IntelliCentrics, Inc., a leader in operational security and compliance management services, today announced the winners of its first annual 5 Rings Award Program. The program recognizes hospitals that have created a culture of vigilance to make their facilities safer places, both for their employees and patients. Winning hospitals were selected from the more than 4,500 hospitals that use IntelliCentrics’ Reptrax™ vendor credentialing service as part of their ongoing security and compliance efforts.
“Hospitals have a duty to their patients to know who is entering their facilities and why they are there, both to prevent infections as well as to improve safety and security. The 5 Rings Award Program was created to help establish best practices for how hospitals can make their facilities safer,” said Mike Sheehan, CEO of IntelliCentrics. “We hope that these hospital winners will serve as role models for other hospitals as they take steps to improve safety and compliance.”
Winning hospitals include:
• LDS Hospital operated by Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah
• Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
• Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
• Ellis Hospital operated by Ellis Medicine, Schenectady, New York
• University of Cincinnati Medical Center operated by UC Health, Cincinnati, Ohio
Hospitals were ranked based on: volume of visitors, percentage of visitors who complied with hospital credentialing requirements; ongoing improvement to compliance scores; steps taken to educate staff about policy enforcement; and regular communications with vendors about expectations.
“Credentialing and ensuring that visitors have the appropriate documentation is only part of the challenge. The remainder is the cultural change required by organizations to hold visitors to the same standard they hold their employees,” said Sheehan.
To learn more about the IntelliCentrics 5 Rings Award Program and about the industry-leading work done at the winning facilities, please visitwww.intellicentrics.com/5rings.
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About IntelliCentrics, Inc.
IntelliCentrics specializes in delivering operational security and compliance management services which are determined by an individual’s privilege to enter specific areas in a given facility. With a dedication to safety and innovation, IntelliCentrics works with experts in a variety of fields to deliver comprehensive security plans. IntelliCentrics, Inc. owns and operates Reptrax, the requested and referenced standard for healthcare vendor credentialing. For more information, visitwww.intellicentrics.com/.
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Vice President of Marketing