accreditation

Getting ready for accreditation

Hundreds of Yale New Haven Health System leaders, staff and physicians attended the March 7 “Accreditation Update: Focused Challenges and Expectations” conference to prepare for The Joint Commission accreditation process. Hosted by YNHHS Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs, the conference included presentations by, front row, l-r: Stacy Vaeth, PharmD, director, Corporate Pharmacy Services, Bridgeport and Greenwich hospitals; Mitch Gesinger, RN, accreditation advisor, Vizient; Victoria Dahl Vickers, executive director, Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs; James Paturas, director, Office of Emergency Preparedness, YNHHS. Back row, l-r are: Michael Aniskiewicz, Infection Prevention site lead, Yale New Haven Hospital; Donna Nucci, RN, Infection Prevention site lead, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital; Shane Kaschel, RN, patient service manager, Emergency Department and Crisis Intervention Unit, L+M; and Ellen Gleason, RN, Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs specialist, Westerly and L+M hospitals.