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Specialty hospital recovers after document slipups

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December 1, 2008

SIR doesn’t have everything in common with large, acute care hospitals. The facility includes 15 inpatient beds and four operating rooms. It has no ER or ICU.

Yet the surgical specialty hospital is still subject to the same EC standards as acute care hospitals, including disaster preparation, says Debbie Beissel, RN, the facility’s administrator.

Surgical specialty hospitals generally provide a range of surgical procedures on an ambulatory basis, but they still seek accreditation as regular hospitals by The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO).



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