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Survey monitor: Past tabletop efforts rewarded during emergency session

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April 1, 2010

Bucking what anecdotally appears to be a trend, Skaggs Regional Medical Center in Branson, MO, actually conducted a tabletop exercise for surveyors during the hospital’s Joint Commission visit. Many facilities Briefings on Hospital Safety has talked to in the past year have noted there were no tabletop drills requested during the emergency management session. Skaggs Regional was prepared for its tabletop, however, because it frequently uses such methods to educate emergency management committee members about disaster response.

Bucking what anecdotally appears to be a trend, Skaggs Regional Medical Center in Branson, MO, actually conducted a tabletop exercise for surveyors during the hospital’s Joint Commission visit.



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