Healthcare Facility Rules

Checklists for COVID-19 Planning

08 Apr 2020, Posted by Jaime Pacilio in Healthcare Facility Rules

Summary: Planning for a potential emerging infectious disease pandemic, like COVID-19, is critical to protecting the health and welfare of our nation. To assist healthcare partners in their planning efforts, many authorities having jurisdiction have put together checklists that identify areas that facilities can look…

Surge Hospitals: Providing Safe Care in Emergencies

06 Apr 2020, Posted by Jaime Pacilio in Healthcare Facility Rules

Summary: This paper was downloaded from The Joint Commission website on April 2, 2020; it is based on 5 case studies of surge hospitals that were established along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. (link to The Joint Commission)   to provide…

Health Facility Guidance Letters (RE: COVID-19)

31 Mar 2020, Posted by Jaime Pacilio in Events, Healthcare Facility Rules

What began as a simple recommendation to wash your hands more thoroughly has now developed into something indescribable.  We now work new terms like “flatten the curve” and “social distancing” into our daily conversations.  In a bold move, Governor Abbott announced a key decision to…

Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC) & FGI Guidelines

16 Jan 2020, Posted by Jaime Pacilio in Healthcare Facility Rules

Our very own Kellye Johnson was appointed to the Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC) – a select group of about 100 clinicians, administrators, architects, engineers, and representatives from authorities having jurisdiction that convened to revise and update the FGI Guidelines documents. The Association of Medical Facility Professionals North…