The mission of Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is to continuously improve the safety and quality of healthcare in the United States and in the international community through the provision of education, publications, consultation, and evaluation services.
This year our speakers will provide accreditation updates to our acute care facilities.
Her initial career in medicine began in a staff model HMO where she held the position of staff physician until 1991 with active staff privileges at Fairview General Hospital in Fairview, Ohio and Lakewood Hospital in Lakewood, Ohio. From 1991-2008, she served as the Medical Director of Brunswick Medical Care Center, a satellite facility of Medina General Hospital. From 2008-2009, she held the position of Physician Quality Liaison at Medina General Hospital.
In 2004, Dr. McCourt began her career with The Joint Commission as a hospital surveyor. For the first five years, she continued to practice medicine as well. Since that time, she was further trained in the Comprehensive Manual for Office Based Surgery and in the Primary Medical Home Accreditation Process. In addition, Dr. McCourt has served in the Special Survey Unit to investigate complaints for The Joint Commission. She has served as a team leader for both deemed and non-deemed hospital systems and has surveyed, and now consulted, at a broad range of organizations from rural community hospitals to large academic medical centers.
In her career at The Joint Commission, Dr. McCourt has been active in the speaker’s bureau. She has given numerous presentations to a variety of audiences including several national meetings. Her presentations include the hospital and ambulatory accreditation standards and the survey process.
In September of 2014, Dr. McCourt transitioned to Joint Commission Resources to begin a career as a consultant and ceased being a surveyor. In her new role, she continues to educate healthcare organizations on the Joint Commission standards implementation and compliance.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS OR CERTIFICATIONS
Ms. Lisa Hardesty is an experienced healthcare consultant with numerous years of experience in environment of care and life safety. Ms. Hardesty worked as the Environment of Care and Sustainability Manager at a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winning hospital. During her tenure as safety officer, she was responsible for conducting performance improvement initiatives related to the physical environment. Ms. Hardesty was responsible for significant improvements including: Upgrading HVAC systems to better support air quality in the surgery department; renovating the pharmacy compounding area to meet USP 797 compliance; restructuring the medical equipment management plan to adopt an alternate equipment management (AEM) program.
Prior to her role at the hospital, Ms. Hardesty provided service-based consulting focused on environmental safety and compliance issues. She consulted for a national Fortune 100 company to build a health care compliance division. Ms. Hardesty also worked with numerous health systems to improve compliance by developing a standardized approach for conducting surveys, writing action plans, and establishing metrics for monitoring sustainability.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS OR CERTIFICATIONS
Ms. Karen Martin’s consulting expertise includes reviewing IC standards to assure compliance, identifying gaps within programs, development of action planning to alleviate gaps, and developing custom education programs to meet the needs of the organization standards and survey process. Ms. Martin has conducted consultations in Asia Pacific.
EXPERIENCE WITH HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
The Joint Commission Enterprise is accredited by the following continuing education organizations:
The Joint Commission is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME – AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Joint Commission is authorized to award pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for programs toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in select programs wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants should log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.
Joint Commission Resources is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381 for the listed contact hours.
The Joint Commission is an authorized provider of continuing education units (CEUs) for select educational programs by The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). CEUs are accepted by many companies, boards and organizations for specialty licenses and certifications. For further information about IACET, check the website (www.iacet.org). Participants are strongly encouraged to check with their specific state regulatory boards, employers or other agencies to confirm that educational courses taken from The Joint Commission for IACET CEUs will be accepted.
The Joint Commission is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® , 6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20817-
1574. Check the program website to be sure the specific programs provide this type of credit.
The Joint Commission Enterprise maintains control over all continuing education content provided to ensure content integrity and minimize educational bias. All education planners, faculty, content reviewers, authors and others involved with continuing education activities disclose any influencing relationships, or lack thereof including financial or commercial interests. The Joint Commission ensures the accuracy and consistency of the application of accreditation criteria to ensure appropriateness of relationships and affiliations that may impact educational content.
The designation of contact hours, credits, and/or approval of this activity refers to the recognition of the educational activity only and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product. The information presented at this program represents the views and opinions of individual presenters, and does not reflect the policies, opinions, endorsement of, or promotion by The Joint Commission/JCR or any accrediting/approving bodies affiliated with this program. Clinicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Joint Commission takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this educational activity.
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