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At Huntsville Memorial Hospital, we place great emphasis on quality data to help us continuously improve our delivery of care.
Most people check restaurant ratings or read consumer reviews before they make a choice. Shouldn’t you also check the quality of the hospitals you rely on when you need medical care?
Hospitals provide quality care when they give their patients the care and treatments known to get the best results for their condition. Getting quality hospital care may help with your recovery and help you avoid other problems. Not all hospitals provide the same quality of care.
Most hospitals have programs to check and improve the quality of the care they provide. They may collect and monitor information from patient charts to see where they can improve patient care. They may send their patients surveys to ask about their hospital experience. Many hospitals report the information they collect to their state and to Medicare.
Medicare, the states, and other hospital industry leaders review this information and help hospitals take steps to improve quality. Some of the information about hospital quality is published online. Medicare publishes information about hospital quality on the Hospital Compare Web tool. Visit www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov. Hospital Compare gives you a “snapshot” of how well hospitals in your area, and around the nation, care for patients with certain conditions.
Hospital Compare is a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients. On this site, the consumer can see the recommended care that an adult should get if being treated for a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia or having surgery. The performance rates for this website generally reflect care provided to all U.S. adults with the exception of the 30-Day Risk Adjusted Death and Readmission measures and the Hospital Outpatient Medical Imaging measures that only include data from Medicare beneficiaries. In March 2008, data from the Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS) survey, also known as the CAHPS Hospital Survey, was added to Hospital Compare. HCAHPS provides a standardized instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patient's perspectives on hospital care.
We want to to share Huntsville Memorial Hospitalís quality metrics with you. Below is a link to the Hospital Compare website. You can see Huntsville Memorial Hospitalís quality scores as it compares to the state and national averages.
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