Safety

Older building proves ripe for life safety scrutiny

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, September 1, 2009

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Healthcare Life Safety Compliance.

As part of an old facility, Oregon State Hospital’s (OSH) Portland and Salem behavioral health campuses have some fire protection idiosyncrasies that can be difficult to keep up with.

During a Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) survey in February, the hospital retained its accreditation, with four direct impact findings spread across the 635-bed facility and 51 others under elements of performance (EP) with lesser criticality levels.

In The Joint Commission’s 2009 scoring system, a facility the size of OSH could have up to 13 direct impact findings before citations affected accreditation.

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Healthcare Life Safety Compliance.

Most Popular