Third hospital reports bogus JCAHO surveyor

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    Third hospital reports bogus JCAHO surveyor
    March 15, 2005

    The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations alerted hospitals again to the importance of checking the ID badge of anyone claiming to be a JCAHO surveyor, following a third report that a bogus JCAHO surveyor had attempted to gain access to a hospital.

    The latest imposter arrived at a hospital in the Midwest at about 8 a.m. March 10, claimed that no JCAHO identification was needed but then fled when pressed by hospital staff, JCAHO said in an e-mail alert to organizations it accredits. JCAHO said it alerted federal authorities and encouraged the hospital to report the incident to local authorities.

    Earlier this month, two hospitals reported incidents in which individuals posing as JCAHO surveyors attempted to gain access to areas of the hospital but fled after being questioned.

    JCAHO is urging hospitals that have experienced a similar episode in the past year or have questions about whether someone is a JCAHO surveyor to contact their account representative or JCAHO's vice president of accreditation field operations, Joe Cappiello, at (630) 792-5757.
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  3. by   lapappey
    Wow, creepy...I wonder what these people were trying to accomplish?
  4. by   Kikumaru
    Quote from spacenurse
    http://www.ahanews.com/ahanews/jsp/d...domain=AHANEWS

    Third hospital reports bogus JCAHO surveyor
    March 15, 2005

    The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations alerted hospitals again to the importance of checking the ID badge of anyone claiming to be a JCAHO surveyor, following a third report that a bogus JCAHO surveyor had attempted to gain access to a hospital.

    The latest imposter arrived at a hospital in the Midwest at about 8 a.m. March 10, claimed that no JCAHO identification was needed but then fled when pressed by hospital staff, JCAHO said in an e-mail alert to organizations it accredits. JCAHO said it alerted federal authorities and encouraged the hospital to report the incident to local authorities.

    Earlier this month, two hospitals reported incidents in which individuals posing as JCAHO surveyors attempted to gain access to areas of the hospital but fled after being questioned.

    JCAHO is urging hospitals that have experienced a similar episode in the past year or have questions about whether someone is a JCAHO surveyor to contact their account representative or JCAHO's vice president of accreditation field operations, Joe Cappiello, at (630) 792-5757.

    Associated with terrorism??
  5. by   jnette
    hmmmmmmmm... that IS wierd.
  6. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from spacenurse
    http://www.ahanews.com/ahanews/jsp/d...domain=AHANEWS

    Third hospital reports bogus JCAHO surveyor
    March 15, 2005

    The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations alerted hospitals again to the importance of checking the ID badge of anyone claiming to be a JCAHO surveyor, following a third report that a bogus JCAHO surveyor had attempted to gain access to a hospital.

    The latest imposter arrived at a hospital in the Midwest at about 8 a.m. March 10, claimed that no JCAHO identification was needed but then fled when pressed by hospital staff, JCAHO said in an e-mail alert to organizations it accredits. JCAHO said it alerted federal authorities and encouraged the hospital to report the incident to local authorities.

    Earlier this month, two hospitals reported incidents in which individuals posing as JCAHO surveyors attempted to gain access to areas of the hospital but fled after being questioned.

    JCAHO is urging hospitals that have experienced a similar episode in the past year or have questions about whether someone is a JCAHO surveyor to contact their account representative or JCAHO's vice president of accreditation field operations, Joe Cappiello, at (630) 792-5757.
    A friend of mine works for a small liberal arts college in MN and they had the same thing happen with a bogus accreditation inspector! How odd.
  7. by   Judee Smudee
    What a strange story. I am with other's who wonder what this person was really up to?
  8. by   MissPiggy
    Quote from Judee Smudee
    What a strange story. I am with other's who wonder what this person was really up to?

    Me too, it would be interesting to see if they ARE associated with terrorism...probably checking out our facilities to see how best to accomplish their goal. Geez, do I sound paranoid? :uhoh21:
  9. by   ARNPsomeday
    Terrorism? Nah, I would think more along the lines of industrial espionage.
    :behindpc::behindpc::behindpc:

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