Two State Surveyors were onsite April 8th, 10th, and 11th for a pilot study on behalf of CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). This pilot study had three specific focus areas within the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs): Infection Control, Discharge Planning, and Quality/Performance Improvement. PVMC was 1 of 3 hospitals in the State who were selected for the 2013 pilot study. We were issued no deficiencies as a result of this survey, but they did offer a few suggestions for areas we should stay focused on. Be proud to work at PVMC! Both surveyors were highly complimentary of our staff (how friendly and approachable we are), how wonderful the facility is (the layout, cleanliness, etc.), and our overall preparedness to meet regulations. Great job everyone!
Thank you all for your work and efforts to ensure the safest, quality of care for our patients.
-Shari Engelhardt, Performance Improvement Coordinator.