To help clients ensure they are providing a safe work environment, HCE provides monitoring services that satisfy standards set forth by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). HCE reports are formatted to the healthcare facility’s CMS-approved accreditation program (i.e. TJC, HFAP, DNV, and AAAHC). Also, within each monitoring program, HCE uses both government and private agencies (i.e. OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, NFPA, FGI, etc.) to assure their reports meet all applicable requirements.
Apart from providing the required evaluations of the environment (hazardous gases, ventilation) and medical gas systems, HCE has licensed instructors who help the medical gas industry maintain their required certifications. These certifications, an NFPA requirement, range from verifier (6030), installer (6010), inspector (6020) and maintenance (6040). HCE also has a full-service medical gas program that can advise for new construction and help aging facilities replace and/or maintain all the components that comprise a complete medical gas system (i.e., vacuum, oxygen, medical air, nitrogen, nitrous oxide). “There are provisions that NFPA makes for aging facilities, which includes repairs and keeping them up to date. But that can be quite difficult because of the age of the system. So, one of the big things HCE does is turnkey project management for these repairs. We can help them from start to finish,” mentions Rocky Plotts, Director of Operations at Health Choice Enterprises.
Health Choice plans to expand its services in other parts of the world and also aims to introduce more programs. “We are always looking to expand our services to diversify in the compliance hospital world to make healthcare compliance more cost-effective, friendly and safe,” concludes Plotts.