Quality and Safety
Personal best, nothing less
At CMH, quality of care is of highest priority. To enable you and your family to make the best decision about medical treatment, we have provided quality reports for several common categories of patient care. The data regarding CMH’s performance and the state and national averages featured in every report was gathered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service within the Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, data found through the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems is provided to demonstrate CMH’s commitment to overall patient well being.
Click on any catagory below to view our quality data from CMH, or use the links at left.
Outcome of Care Measures
Use of Medical Imaging
Use of Medical Imaging (tests like Mammograms, MRIs, and CT scans) These measures give you information about hospitals' use of medical imaging tests for outpatients based on the following: Protecting patients’ safety, following up properly when screening tests such as mammograms show a possible problem, avoiding the risk, stress, and cost of doing imaging tests that patients may not need. The information shown here is limited to medical imaging facilities that are part of a hospital or associated with a hospital. These facilities can be inside or near the hospital, or in a different location. This information only includes medical imaging done on outpatients. Medical imaging tests done for patients who have been admitted to the hospital as inpatients aren’t included.
Hospitals can improve surgical care and reduce the risk of wound infection after surgery by providing the right medicines at the right time on the day of surgery. There are also steps that you, as a patient, can take to make sure the surgery is as safe as possible. For example, your doctor or nurse can tell you how to wash with an antibiotic soap the day before surgery. You can also give your doctor or nurse a list of all your medications, including vitamins, herbal medicines, and over-the-counter medications. You should also tell your doctor or nurse about any allergies and bad reactions to anesthesia.
Patients Hospital Experience
HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) is a national, standardized survey of hospital patients. HCAHPS (pronounced “H-caps”) was created to publicly report the patient’s perspective of hospital care. The survey asks a random sample of recently discharged patients about important aspects of their hospital experience.