Phenelle Segal of ICCS Writes Report on Impact of Cutting Costs on Infection Prevention Compliance

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Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, founder of Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS), has written a new special report examining the risks organizations take when they reduce their investment in tasks and services concerning patient safety and regulatory compliance.

The result, Segal notes, is that "small financial gains are often wiped out and easily surpassed by the expenses associated with problems that develop down the road."

These can include patients developing infections, citations by surveyors, fines, damaged reputation, additional expenses to fix issues and declines in staff morale.

Read the ICCS special report on infection prevention compliance.

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS). Phenelle has more than 30 years' experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes and other organizations with implementing and maintaining an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission, AAAHC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies; respond to situations of noncompliance; and improve the processes for reducing risk.