Hospital aces state no-notice survey

Posted: Monday, September 19, 2005

Central Peninsula General Hospital received word this week that it passed a state no-notice survey with zero deficiencies, according to the hospital chief executive officer.

Dave Gilbreath said the Alaska Division of Public Health Certification and Licensing conducted the survey between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2 and found the Soldotna medical facility to be "in substantial compliance and no deficiencies were found."

In an e-mail message to all CPGH employees, Gilbreath said all aspects of care were reviewed in virtually every department in the hospital.

Surveyors looked at the emergency department, obstetrics, medical-surgical, surgery, lab, imaging, pharmacy, physical medicine and support areas including housekeeping, laundry and dietary.

The three state inspectors traced patients through various hospital services, according to Gilbreath. Inspectors looked at patient rights, patient restraints, patient isolation and infection control procedures.

The state also reviewed physician privileging, medical staff and governing body bylaws and the hospital's quality assurance program.

In a notice from the certification and licensing division, Myra Flores, manager, commended the CPGH staff for its "hard work," and said, "The cooperation and courtesy your staff extended to our surveyors were appreciated."

Gilbreath thanked all employees for what they do daily "to ensure quality care in a safe environment for the patients we serve."

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