Valley View Hospitals collects and reports clinical performance data as required by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission. We support providing quality data and information to the public as a means of educating our communities and raising the bar for medical performance.
By visiting the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Hospital Compare web site or the Joint Commission Quality Check web site, you can obtain information on quality measures for some common conditions that hospitals treat. These conditions we report on are heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia. There are scientific evidence-based measures for each condition that have been proven to ensure the best outcomes for patients.
For example, giving a patient who is suffering a heart attack an aspirin has been shown to improve the outcome of that patient. Therefore, the administering of aspirin to patients with this condition is recommended and hospitals are rated on this activity. The goal is for a hospital to give aspirin to heart attack patients in 100 percent of cases.
The Hospital Compare and Joint Commission Quality Check web sites are interactive and allow you to search for the specific information and for the hospitals you are interested in. There are also understandable definitions of each quality measure. It is the goal of Valley View to reach 100 percent for every measure.
We recommend that you use this information to start conversations with your physician and other clinical caregivers. (Please note the data reported on the web sites is approximately six months behind.)
VVH is proud of its collaborative environment, which enables hospitals, clinics and physicians to share best practices for meeting quality measures. The VVH Planetree, patient-centered philosophy supports continuous improvement and systems and practices to continually be reviewed and improved.