First Facility Surveyed Under 2014 Standards

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Kudos to the Salt Lake County (UT) Metro Jail, which was the first correctional facility to undergo an accreditation survey under NCCHC’s 2014 Standards for Health Services. “We elected to go ahead with the 2014 standards because it just made operational sense for us,” says medical director Todd Wilcox, MD, MBA, CCHP-A. “We also felt that the new standards address the quality of care more than previous standards and we wanted to move to that version as soon as possible.” Wilcox also lauds the surveyors who made the site visit: “They were able to focus on the big picture items of access to care and quality of care. We all felt that this was the smoothest yet most comprehensive audit that we have had in our history.”