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Proven, High-Quality Care from Huntsville Memorial Hospital
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? At Huntsville Memorial Hospital,
we place great emphasis on quality data to help us continuously improve
our delivery of care.
Why Is Data Important?
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. Unfortunately, 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.
What Is Hospital Compare?
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 share Huntsville Memorial Hospital's quality metrics with
you. Below is a link to the Hospital Compare website. You can see Huntsville
Memorial Hospital's quality scores as it compares to the state and
You can visit our Hospital Compare profile