I’ve done a lot of thinking about overcoming adversity lately. Like anyone, I’ve had my share. I tend to admire those who have become greatly […]
A planning guide for the holiday season from my school of hard knocks notebook
I don’t know about you, but I hate that we are already being bombarded with holiday stuff. I just put my bathing suit away, realize […]
Writing Quality Studies can be easy peasy…
I know that writing Quality Studies can be challenging. What do we study? How do we study? How do I get it into the format […]
We interrupt our regular blog post….
To my blog readers: I had planned on sending a blog to you about surgical leadership this week…but couldn’t. You see, my family lives in […]
My recent plumbing challenge… and what it taught me about time management.
I had a recent shower plumbing problem that was causing bathroom sharing woes in my household. I decided to hire a handyman who had done […]
Helping you prepare for emergency prep compliance: practical ways to communicate in an emergency, and build your Alternate Communication Plan
It’s hard to think about “alternate” communication. We are always communicating. We are constantly receiving texts, emails, and phone calls. Now CMS wants […]
10 Things I wish I had learned as a Leadership Newbie
If you remember when you were a leadership newbie (or if you are), did you have a mentor to show you the ropes, or were […]
My top 10 infection control survey blunders…they may be yours too!
I have the privilege of assisting surgical facilities prepare for surveys. I have seen countless wonderful, clean, well prepared centers where I would feel confident […]
How I survived my recent unannounced State Survey
I trust you know the drill….you are sitting at your desk, working away, dealing with the issues of the day, and your front office […]
This is not a drill! It’s a plan and a CMS rule……what the CMS Emergency Preparation Rule means, and tips for compliance.
As you may be aware, CMS added a new regulation for all Medicare suppliers including ASC’s, requiring very specific actions for Emergency Preparedness, […]