Surprise Inspection? No Problem For Medical Center
In a press release issued on August 10th Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial had some good news to share with the community.
Spectrum Health Hesperia Medical Center passed a surprise inspection with flying colors and “no deficiencies” as part of its re-certification as a Rural Health Clinic.
The State can conduct unannounced, random inspections anytime...
...within three years of a clinic’s certification. The RHC certification, which the Hesperia facility received on July 14, helps expand access to primary care services for Medicaid and Medicare patients in rural, underserved communities.
“The team at Hesperia Medical Center goes above and beyond every day to ensure people in the community continue to have access to quality medical care that can improve their lives and well-being, and this successful re-certification shows we’ve got great health professionals at Spectrum Health,” said Roxanne Brower, a member of Spectrum’s Rural Health Care Team.“Congratulations to Hesperia Medical Supervisor Vickie Brumfield and her team of physicians, nurses, physician's’ assistants, nurse practitioners and staff. They listen, they care and they give their best every day.”
As part of this very in-depth inspection process, the surveyor reviews key items relating to patient and staff safety, physical plant and environment, policies and procedures, medical records and the storage and handling of medications and biohazardous materials. The practice met and/or exceeded all of the guidelines which resulted in no deficiencies being noted. The findings will be filed with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare services (CMS).
In order to keep the medical offices fully prepared, Spectrum’s Rural Health Care Team, located in Reed City, runs mock surveys every six months for all Spectrum rural health clinics.