HCA/HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) is one of the first hospitals in Colorado, and the only hospital in Aurora, to earn the prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare program. The overall rating summarizes a number of quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country.
The rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals across the country. The overall rating ranges from one to five stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures. The most common overall rating is three stars.
TMCA’s achievement reflects its dedication to teamwork and how well the physicians and nurses communicate with patients. Additionally, it recognizes multiple patient quality metrics including overall staff responsiveness to patient needs; patient pain management; the thorough explanation of medications; and patient preparation for post hospital-settings.
“We have long-held that exceptional teamwork is critical to a good patient experience,” says Dr. Dianne McCallister, chief medical officer, The Medical Center of Aurora. “It is because of teamwork in all of our units we are able to deliver beyond expectations. I’m proud of how everyone at TMCA continues to pull together and put the patient first in everything we do.”
“This achievement reflects not only our high standards for patient care, but our continued commitment to improvement,” stated Dan Miller, president and CEO, The Medical Center of Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital. He continued, “Every physician, nurse, tech, and staff member, regardless of his or her position, believes in advocating for the patient, looking for process improvement opportunities, and providing the best possible patient care. This achievement recognizes the daily commitment to their job.
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