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When the Joint Commission’s grading, how will you score?

August 25, 2011


Does your organization focus on healthcare service delivery? If so, chances are that, for your facility, Joint Commission compliance is a top priority. The Joint Commission (TJC), formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), formed in 1917 …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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The Joint Commission’s Revised Elements of Performance

August 18, 2011


It’s common knowledge that not everyone qualifies for Medicare or Medicaid. Each of these programs is geared toward a certain segment of the at-need population, and to help prevent program abuse, the U.S. government regulates each program’s benefit retrieval system …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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HCAHPS – Changing the Way That Healthcare Operates

August 9, 2011


HCAHPS or the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey is changing the way hospitals receive funding. With governmentally initiated shifts in healthcare policies and practices underway, HCAHPS will serve as a protective measure for patients, assuring that …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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Facilities Management Contract Awarded to Vanguard

July 30, 2011


Towncreek Retirement Community in Huntsville, Texas contracted Vanguard to provide Housekeeping, Maintenance, and Food & Nutrition Services to its residents in February. We look forward to providing services at Towncreek to build independence and control for residents in an atmosphere that promotes …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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Vanguard Welcomes New Contract


Vanguard was chosen to provide services at Heritage Park Surgical Center in November of 2010. The Vanguard team will work to provide exceptional Housekeeping, Food & Nutrition, and Security services for the 40,251 square foot facility.

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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The Man Behind the Care

July 19, 2011


W.L. Starling, maintenance director of San Antonio’s Air Force Village I, takes home this year’s Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (TAHSA) Housing Professional of the Year Award. A sixteen-year Air Force Village veteran, Starling prides himself …

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