Detroit Medical Center passes surprise CMS inspection

CMS passed Detroit Medical Center during a surprise inspection of the hospital's infection control practices, according to a Crain's Detroit Business report.

DMC had been at risk of losing its Medicare and Medicaid funding over problems in its central sterile department and infection control processes. The hospital submitted a correction plan to CMS last month, and has now passed the subsequent inspection.

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The hospital's central sterile department had several problems that led to contaminated surgical tools delaying surgeries and putting patients at risk of infection.

To fix it, DMC's correction plan included numerous steps, including:

  • Creating a perioperative improvement council and task force to oversee perioperative services, including CSP
  • Revising policies for cleaning between cases in the operating room
  • Instituting an annual review of infection control policies
  • Enhancing training


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