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Learn to Love Your Accreditation Surveyor
Embrace those dings as opportunities for improvement.
Jared Bilski
Publish Date: April 15, 2019   |  Tags:   Accreditation
COLLABORATIVE PROCESS Accreditation agencies want facilities to view surveys as collaboration opportunities rather than dreaded events.   |   Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

Yes, accreditation surveys are all but guaranteed to cause you some degree of stress. But a sense of overwhelming dread shouldn't accompany a surveyor's visit to your facility. In fact, accreditors are working hard to ensure facilities see the survey process as collaborative rather than combative. Still got doubts about surveyors' motives? We talked to 4 of your fellow facility leaders who said the accreditation process provided key insights that led directly to changes they were more than happy to make.

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