What type of healthcare facility do you want to visit? A compliant facility or a committed facility? Compliance is a good start, but many compliant organizations manage programs as a means to avoid regulatory penalties—doing just enough to get by.
I’ve recently had the opportunity to meet with and interview several facilities as part of our 5 Rings Award program. A five-rings designation is earned by hospitals that exhibit vigilance in their pursuit of providing a safe and SEC3URE healthcare experience. When you look beyond the metrics and programs implemented by these facilities you see organizations committed to continual improvement with a sincere desire to improve the quality of care.
What type of healthcare facility are you visiting or taking your loved one to? Know Before You Go if your facility is not only compliant but, more importantly, committed.