On another thread I posted about yet another stupid JCAHO rule. One of the posters replied that he/she thought their facility was not going to do the JCAHO thing the next time they were scheduled. So that got me to thinking....
Do any of you work for a facility that is not accredited with JCAHO? Do you think that makes a difference on how the public perceives your facility? Do you think your level of care is above average, average, or below average because of not being accredited?
Is there anyone who has worked for a facility that was JCAHO accredited in the past but decided not to seek accreditation the next time? If so, do you know what the determining factors were in that decision? Such as cost of the survey, the tons of paperwork, or trying to reach the impossible goals that JCAHO has set.
Any other questions, comments, remarks about facilities who were previously accredited by JCAHO but aren't now (by their own decision). Better yet, anyone have any links about hospitals refusing to do the JCAHO thing..
Thanks for you input!!
Feb 28, '03
It is just another "protection" racket, IMHO.
Any facility whose operation would actually be improved by meeting JCAHO certification is in VERY poor condition to begin with, so they don't even try. (I have worked for 2 of them.)
Any reasonably-run facility just gets bogged down with paperwork and misdirection of staff efforts in order to meet JCAHO certification.
In either case, it is not useful to the patients.
Last edit by sjoe on Feb 28, '03