Quality Health Care Report
At Saint Anthony's Health Center, our patients are at the center of everything we do and our goal is to provide the best care possible.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Compare
The public can see how a hospital compares to both the state average and the national average in patient experience through Hospital Compare, offered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. You can search for a hospital by ZIP code. Hospital Compare uses a national survey called HCAHPS, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.
The Joint Commission
In September 2012, Saint Anthony's was named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading authority of health care organizations in America. Saint Anthony’s was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidenced-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for heart attack care, surgical care and pneumonia care.
A Look at Saint Anthony's Core Measures
We monitor quality outcomes through tracking our Core Measures, a variety of evidence-based, scientifically-researched standards of care which have been shown to result in improved clinical outcomes for patients. CMS (the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services) established the Core Measures in 2000 and began publicly reporting data relating to the Core Measures in 2003.
(August 2013) Here’s a snapshot of the inpatient core measures where Saint Anthony's Health Center has achieved compliance at or near 100%:
• Percent of Pneumonia patients whose initial Emergency Room blood culture was performed prior to the administration of the first hospital dose of Antibiotics
• Percent of Pneumonia patients given the most appropriate initial Antibiotic(s)
Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP): 99.8%
• Percent of Surgery patients who were given an Antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection – inpatient and outpatient
• Percent of Surgery patients who were given the right kind of Antibiotic to help prevent infection – inpatient and outpatient
• Percent of Surgery patients whose preventive Antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI): 100%
• Percent of Heart Attack patients given Aspirin at arrival – inpatient and outpatient
• Percent of Heart Attack patients given Aspirin at discharge
• Percent of Heart Attack patients given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
• Percent of Heart Attack patients given Beta Blockers on discharge
• Percent of Heart Attack patients receiving PCI within 90 minutes of arrival
• Percent of Heart Attack patients given Statin on discharge
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF): 100%
• Percent of Heart Failure patients given Discharge Instructions
• Percent of Heart Failure patients given an evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function
• Percent of Heart Failure patients given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Improving quality of care in our Health Center is an ongoing process and we are committed to sharing updated information about our clinical services to the public. Below are links to reports from national and state programs and organizations:
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