Warner Hospital gets perfect score for infection control


Surprise inspection finds no deficiencies in procedures

CLINTON — Warner Hospital & Health Services recently received a perfect score for its infection control practices.

On June 16, staff of the Illinois Department of Public Health conducted a “Focused Infection Control Survey” at Warner Hospital to determine compliance with federal requirement for participation in the Medicare program.

The survey was to determine if emergency preparedness control policies and procedures were up-to-date for handling the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

“At the time of the survey, no deficiencies were identified, and you were determined to be in compliance with the federal requirements surveyed,” the IDPH concluded.  Hospital officials received the results of the survey on June 22.  They had no advanced notice the survey was to take place.

Because of the prevalence of COVID-19 in Illinois, all hospitals are experiencing these surprise surveys.

Warner Hospital officials said they were pleased with the results and considered the survey evidence “of the diligent work of the medical staff and all employees.”

“Our patients and the public in general can feel a sense of confidence going forward when the need to visit the hospital and Family Medicine arises,” officials said.

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