Summit Medical Center was recently granted a permanent license by the state of Wyoming, following a survey conducted July 20-21 by the State Department of Health. The hospital proved to be a rare example of excellence, with zero deficiencies reported, indicating that daily operations, governing policies, patient care and documentation met or exceeded standard quality.
In Wyoming, new facilities operate under a provisional license until they can be surveyed by the state while serving patients. During the survey, state health representatives observe all aspects of patient care, including infection control, care plan creation and procedural documentation, as well as facility policies and procedures, operating room cleanliness and how work is processed.
“Because our staff is committed to living ‘survey-ready’ everyday, they welcomed the opportunity to demonstrate the quality care they provide,” said Vanessa Sorensen, Chief Nursing Officer.
CEO Dennis Jack added, “In my 30 years of hospital administration, this is the first time I have been part of a hospital that had zero deficiencies in the state survey. This is a huge testament to the quality of care here at Summit Medical Center.”
In addition to there being zero deficiencies found at Summit Medical Center, the Department of Health was particularly impressed with the hospital’s sterile processing department, stating that it could serve as an example to other facilities.
With four operating rooms, two procedural rooms and 16 inpatient rooms, Summit Medical Center—a physician-owned hospital—offers a wide range of services and specialties to patients of all ages, including dietary, imaging, laboratory and pharmacy services.
To schedule a procedure, request a quote or learn how Summit Medical Center can work with your insurance provider, call the hospital at 307-232-6600 or visit SummitMedicalCasper.com.