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Hospital finds life safety, disaster prep reviews helpful

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January 1, 2009

Atlantic City, NJ, may be known for its casinos, but Larry Sweeney—AtlantiCare’s corporate director of safety and security—is not a gambling man when it comes to Joint Commission surveys.

Sweeney and staff members set up a system to watch the facility’s extranet site, providing as much of an early warning as possible that survey day had arrived.

By the time Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) surveyors rolled in last September for a five-day visit, word had spread throughout AtlantiCare’s two campuses—60 buildings and two hospitals, respectively 246 and 391 beds—that they were on their way.

Atlantic City, NJ, may be known for its casinos, but Larry Sweeney—AtlantiCare’s corporate director of safety and security—is not a gambling man when it comes to Joint Commission surveys. Sweeney and staff members set up a system to watch the facility’s extranet site, providing as much of an early warning as possible that survey day had arrived. By the time Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) surveyors rolled in last September for a five-day visit, word had spread throughout AtlantiCare’s two campuses—60 buildings and two hospitals, respectively 246 and 391 beds—that they were on their way.



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