Measuring Quality to Ensure Best-Care Practices for North Suburban Medical Center Patients
Measuring and tracking quality is just one of the ways North Suburban Medical Center delivers high-quality medical care. Each day, our Quality Department monitors and evaluates the hospital’s performance to ensure best-care practices are always demonstrated and patient safety is always optimized.
Reflecting this commitment, we are proud to be one of only two hospitals in Colorado to be honored by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures the last three years in a row!
One specific area of monitoring is called Core Measures. Core Measures were established in 2002 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These measures show how often hospitals give the recommended treatments known to get the best results for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures.
We're proud to share the most recent data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ 3rd quarter 2013 report of North Suburban’s quality efforts related to Core Measures:
- Heart Attack: 100%
- Heart Failure: 100%
- Pneumonia: 100%
- Surgical Care: 100%
- Stroke: 100%
- Children's Asthma: 100%
- Pregnancy: 100%
- VTE: 100%
- Vaccines: 98.23%
It wouldn't be possible to maintain these high scores without the efforts of our doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals. Because of them, we are able to provide the highest levels of care to the communities we serve.