Choosing a health care provider is not a simple decision. At MemorialCare, we strongly support public reporting of hospital data to help consumers make informed choices. It is our mission to improve the health and well being of individuals, families and our communities through innovation and the pursuit of excellence. For many years, we have been voluntarily reporting our clinical outcomes on the care we deliver to the public.
Our passion and dedication to quality, patient safety and satisfaction runs deep – from our caregivers at the bedside to our governing boards. MemorialCare have earned widespread recognition for progressive leadership and quality outcomes that continually surpass state and national standards. We continue to hold ourselves accountable and address any opportunities to improve.
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Central line-Associated Blood Stream Infection: A serious infection that occurs when germs enter the bloodstream through a central line. A central line is a special intravenous catheter (IV) that allows access to a major vein close to the heart and can stay in place for weeks or months. The value shown above is a Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR), which is the ratio of observed-to-expected infections during the measure period. SIRs below 1.00 indicate that the observed number of infections during the measure period was lower than would be expected under normal conditions, whereas values above 1.00 indicate that the observed number of infections was higher than expected. Limitation: In the calculation of the Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR), the CDC adjusts for differences between hospitals. However, patient risk factors are not taken into account. These patient-specific variables (e.g., poor skin integrity, immunosuppression) can increase the risk of developing a central line infection. Hence, the SIR for hospitals that care for more medically complex or immunosuppressed patients may not be adequately adjusted to account for those patient-specific risk factors.
Colon Surgical Site Infection: An infection (usually bacteria) that occurs after a person has colorectal surgery that occurs at the body site where the surgery took place. While some involve only the skin, others are more serious and can involve tissues under the skin, organs, or implanted material. The value shown above is a Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR), which is the ratio of observed-to-expected infections during the measure period. SIRs below 1.00 indicate that the observed number of infections during the measure period was lower than would be expected under normal conditions, whereas values above 1.00 indicate that the observed number of infections was higher than expected. Limitation: Some, but not all patient-specific risk factors are included in the adjustment of the SIR for these types of infections. However, not all relevant risk factors are included (e.g., trauma, emergency procedures). Hence, the SIRs for hospitals performing more complex procedures or with larger volumes of trauma or emergency procedures may not be adequately adjusted to account for those patient-specific risk factors.
Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, Vertex Cesarean Birth Rate: The percentage of cesarean (surgical) births among first-time mothers who are at least 37 weeks pregnant with one baby in a head down position (not breech or transverse). Lower values indicate that fewer cesareans were performed in the hospital among primarily low risk, first-time mothers. Limitation: NTSV rates do not take into account certain obstetric conditions, such as placenta previa, that may make Cesarean delivery the safer route for both mother and infant.
Percent of patients, with a severe infection, who die in the hospital. Most sepsis cases (over 90%) start outside the hospital. Lower percentage of death indicates better survival. Limitation: Use of discharge/administrative data is limiting since such data has lower specificity for diagnoses than clinical data. In addition, without risk adjustment for differences in patient-specific factors, comparing rates among hospitals is difficult.
California Department of Public Health publishes press releases about public health issues for the state of California.
View press releases at cdph.ca.gov
MemorialCare is pleased to have been a pilot member in this important voluntary reporting initiative.
The California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce (CHART) was established to develop a collaborative, comprehensive, statewide online hospital performance reporting system. The focus of CHART is to report the performance of individual California hospitals in a standard, easy-to-understand format. At MemorialCare, we strongly support public reporting of hospital data to help consumers make informed choices. For many years, we have been voluntarily reporting our clinical outcomes on the care we deliver to the public.
View MemorialCare hospital quality of care rates, patient satisfaction, and safety measures at calhospitalcompare.org
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency working to improve the quality of care in our nation's hospitals.
Sponsored by the federal government, the Hospital Quality Initiative (HQI) program allows hospitals nationally to report information related to care in three categories; heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, and surgical infection prevention. To view a CMS Hospital Quality Alliance report on one of MemorialCare’s hospitals:
Compare to other hospitals: Hospital Compare Reports
MemorialCare has been honored with an "A" Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group.
Compare to other hospitals: hospitalsafetyscore.org
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits healthcare organizations.
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization, established more than 50 years ago that accredits healthcare organizations. The Joint Commission has recently integrated performance measurement data into the accreditation process. Performance measurement in healthcare represents what is done for the patient and how well it is done. MemorialCare hospitals report data to the Joint Commission on acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, pregnancy and pneumonia.
Quality Check is a comprehensive guide to Joint Commission-accredited healthcare organizations. The Quality Reports provide information on a healthcare organization's:
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