Onslow Memorial passes Patient Safety Inventory, new DHHS inspection

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Onslow Memorial Hospital became one of the few hospitals in the state to pass a new DHHS inspection called the Patient Safety Inventory. It’s a pilot program implemented last year.

Inspectors conduct a three-day survey.

One section is on infection control.

Manager Gloria Powers said healthcare-related infections are a major concern at hospitals.

“We stay prepared at all times because all patients are important and safety is the most important thing for patients when they come in,” said Gloria Powers, RN, Manager of Infection Prevention. “You come in for a basic procedure and, when you come in, you don’t want to have some kind of infection going on.

Part of the hospital’s prevention policy includes routine hand washing and sanitizing.

Hand sanitizers are installed outside of every patient room.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s