Quality and safety reporting
We’re tracking many quality measures. We’re tracking them constantly. Every month we compile them and share them internally to help our teams see how we’re doing and motivate them to improve. The data we share here is the same data we send to Hospital Compare for public reporting, but it is only 2 to 3 months old. Hospital Compare's data is generally 6 to 9 months old. You might see a difference in the reported numbers because there is a difference in the timeframe covered.
Here are a few examples of some of the more common measures we track:
There are many more measures of quality and safety on the Hospital Compare website, and we encourage you to go there and look up any of our hospitals. You can also look up other hospitals in the region.
Other performance reporting
Legacy measures and reports its quality performance to numerous specialty organizations, such as the Society for Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology-National Cardiovascular Data Registry and the Vermont Oxford Network. These specialty organizations monitor the quality of care in their specialties and often recommend new procedures or processes to improve quality. The same type of rigor used by the public reporting groups is used by these nationally recognized registries.
For more information about quality and accreditations in some of our specialty areas, visit these sections:
Other information on quality measures is available from private companies, such as HealthGrades and 100 Top Hospitals, which may help you in your health care decision-making. These commerical sites often use different measures that have not been identified by a consensus of national physicians and health care organizations as the most effective treatments and procedures available.