Safety and Quality in Communities

Our commitment to quality drives all that we do. As trusted caregivers in their communities, our associates strive to provide a positive experience for every patient who seeks care at one of our hospitals. Patient safety and quality care are enhanced by a relentless pursuit of continuous improvement. Patients and caregivers across the country benefit from a focus on evidence-based practices and processes of clinical care proven to improve outcomes and patient safety.

Top Performers in Key Quality Measures

In 2015, 28 affiliated hospitals were recognized as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, a leading accrediting agency for healthcare organizations. Of these 28, eight hospitals are among the 117 nationwide that have been honored by The Joint Commission for the past five years. Hospitals receiving this distinction have exceled in implementing clinical processes that have shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance abuse. Only about one-third of hospitals nationwide were recognized.