Language adds twist to unannounced survey

Accreditation Connection, August 29, 2008

Hospitals can prepare for their Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) surveys through several methods. However, one thing they cannot predict and prepare for is the survey team itself and the personalities of the surveyors. In May, a Spanish-speaking anesthesiologist was part of the team that visited Presbyterian Hospitals of Greenville (TX) and Commerce, part of the Hunt Memorial Hospital District.

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