Monday, August 11, 2014
Broward Health Medical Center Earns Distinguished Safety Award
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – IntelliCentrics, Inc., a leader in operational security and compliance management, today named Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC) as a recipient of the 2014 5 Rings Award. The annual program recognizes hospitals for creating a culture of vigilance to safeguard their facilities, their employees and their patients.
Winning hospitals were selected from the more than 6,500 healthcare facilities that use IntelliCentrics’ Reptrax vendor credentialing service as part of their ongoing security and compliance efforts. As part of the award, a $5,000 donation will be made to the Broward Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Broward Health.
Every day, thousands of pharmaceutical and medical device representatives and service personnel come into hospitals and into contact with patients. Hospitals have a duty to know who enters and exits their facilities, both to prevent infections as well as to improve safety and security.
Hospitals were ranked and scored based on: volume of visitors, percentage of visitors who complied with hospital credentialing requirements; ongoing improvement to compliance scores; steps taken to educate staff about security policy enforcement; and regular communications with site visitors about the facility’s expectations. Other winners include John Peter Smith Hospital in Texas; Mayo Clinic in Minnesota; Pali Momi Medical Center in Hawaii; and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor in Michigan.
In addition to ensuring that each person in their facility is who they say they are, has the proper training, insurance and background checks, hospitals need to know if they have the necessary immunizations to prevent infections and the spread of infectious diseases, including the seasonal flu.
With a dedication to safety and innovation, IntelliCentrics works with experts in a variety of fields to deliver comprehensive security plans. IntelliCentrics, Inc. owns and operates Reptrax, the requested and referenced standard for healthcare vendor privileging.
To learn more about the 5 Rings Awards Program for Vendors, please visit their website
Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health International, Broward Health Urgent Care and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org