Healthcare Accreditation Consulting
Legal Nurse Consulting
Consultation for Accreditation
Achieve Your Goals/Patient-Centered Care
I assist hospitals and organizations to achieve excellence in safe patient care. Whether through education with staff, mock surveys onsite, or virtual reviews and webinars, Merrittorious Services can review facility processes to assist with accreditation and regulatory compliance. Together, let's teach the why, so that staff members don't just perform tasks, they implement and sustain processes!
Legal Nurse Consulting
Resourceful Legal Liasion
Are you a lawyer looking for a facilitator to assist with developing strategies to resolve health or medical-legal matters? I am able to review voluminous medical records into user friendly chronologies and assist in researching and integrating healthcare guidelines and literature. The value of a legal nurse consultant (LNC) can add to your business is extensive. A valuable liaison to your team without the overhead!
Focused Surgical Services Review
Sterile processing and high level disinfection are high-risk areas for any organization. I can help your organization with a focused review of your operating room, sterile processing department and high level disinfection processes for compliance to regulatory and professional guidelines.
Team Collaboration and Planning
My aim is to focus on the client's needs and to provide services in a collaborative and accountable manner with integrity. I will work with your team to assess and determine if more in-depth review of clinical documentation, processes, infection control processes, policies or team education is needed. You won't be left with a report that leaves unanswered questions. We will work together to formulate actionable items if that is your need.
Kimberly B Merritt, MHA, BSN, CNOR (e), HACP, LNC
Merrittorious Services Healthcare Consulting was formed to assist hospitals and organizations with enhancing safe patient care. Whether through legal nurse consulting, education with staff, mock surveys onsite, or virtual reviews and webinars, I can assist. Merrittorious Services' aim is to focus on patient safety and processes, with the client's needs in the forefront. This allows me to provide services in a collaborative and accountable manner with integrity.
I am a nurse with more than 30 years of experience working in varying healthcare positions, most notably serving as a member of the Nurse Corps in the U.S. Air Force from 1995-2016. I have worked with organizations in a consultative arena to perform mock surveys for critical access hospitals to larger medical centers. I have also provided focused perioperative reviews of operating rooms, sterile processing departments and high level disinfection processes. I have substantial working knowledge of electronic and hard copy medical documentation review.
Clinically, I am a a licensed registered nurse with extensive experience in perioperative services, as well as leadership expertise in managing many aspects of healthcare operations. I am trained in the application, teaching, and facilitation of the requirements and recommendations of various regulatory and accrediting agencies.
I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and my Master's of Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. I obtained my certificate in legal nurse consulting from Duke University. I am a certified nurse in the operating room and have healthcare accreditation credentials. I am currently a member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ), and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Most importantly, I am a Christian, wife, mother, and grandmother. I love to read, travel and facilitate learning experiences. As an LNC, I can ease the burdensome task of reviewing medical documents returning valuable time back to your office without the the cost of overhead.
Get in touch to learn more about how I can help you!