|Mercy Hospital 2014 IntelliCentrics 5 Rings Award Recipient|
News Release: March 31, 2015
Mercy Hospital 2014 IntelliCentrics 5 Rings Award Recipient
Chicago, IL: On Tuesday, March 31st Mercy Hospital was presented the 2014 IntelliCentrics 5 Rings Award. Created by IntelliCentrics, Inc., a leader in operational security and compliance management, the annual program recognizes hospitals for making facilities safer places for employees and 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, Mercy Hospital received a $5,000 donation to the Mercy Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital.
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. Reptrax is a key part of accomplishing this.
Marie Smithy, Mercy’s Operating Room Material coordinator appreciates the efficiency Reptrax offers sharing, “In the operating room we have to make sure that all sales representatives have necessary shots and vaccinations, have passed a TB test and have no criminal record. This used to take up valued time and resources.” She added, “With Reptrax, representatives are already in the system and clearance is guaranteed, along with everyone’s safety.”
Hospitals were ranked and scored based on the following: 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.
Mercy’s employees demonstrated that they take great interest in knowing who is in their facility, and ensuring these commercial visitors have the proper training, insurance, background checks and immunizations. Mercy’s commitment to safeguarding patients and staff was recognized as among the best in the nation.
Contact | Maura Reilly