Just mentioning the word JCAHO in a hospital environment can send shivers up and down administrators' spines. This article discusses the JCAHO guidelines, suggested actions, training for staff, and general recommendations so that you can be ready for any unannounced visit while providing your members with a safer health and fitness facility.
Dan Lynch, M.S., has been in the medically based health and fitness business for 33 years. He is currently the director of health and fitness for Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.