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Quality Measures


Quality Check is an online service offered by The Joint Commission that allows you to check accreditation and compare information on Joint Commission accredited health care organizations. The site features a user-friendly format with checks, pluses and minuses to help you compare health care organizations in a number of key areas including quality of care and patient safety.

Following are the links to Mercy facilities on The Joint Commission Quality Check website.

Mercy Defiance Hospital
Mercy Tiffin Hospital
Mercy Willard Hospital
Mercy St. Anne Hospital
Mercy St. Charles Hospital
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center including Mercy Children’s Hospital

 
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Hospital Compare

The Hospital Compare website was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) along with the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). The HQA is a public-private collaboration established to promote reporting on hospital quality of care. The HQA consists of organizations that represent consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, and Federal agencies. The information on this website can be used by any adult needing hospital care.

Click on Hospital Compare and search for the Mercy hospital by name, city & zip code or state. The site will give you information on how Mercy Hospitals are performing on each of the core quality measures compared with other hospitals in the state of Ohio and nationwide. Please note, that although some of the information in the following links may be for the same data that is being reported on The Joint Commission Quality Check website above, the time intervals are different.


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Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration Project


Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center (St.V’s) is committed to public accountability and providing the highest quality healthcare for every patient. That is why St. V’s volunteered to be a participant in the CMS/Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID) with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The HQID is the first national pay-for-performance demonstration of it's kind, designed to determine if economic incentives are effective at improving the quality of inpatient care.

The goal is to significantly improve the quality of inpatient care. Under the plan, top-performing hospitals will receive a small bonus from Medicare based on specific quality measures for inpatients with heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. What does this mean to the consumer? This information examines one facet of hospital performance that can be used to evaluate quality.

The project calls for hospitals to submit performance measures on a number of areas of acute care for review. St. Vincent is one of only 5% of the 5,700 hospitals in the nation participating in the CMS/Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration. Hospitals are graded by how often they followed a batch of quality measures for certain clinical areas. Based on third-year resluts from the HQID project, St. Vincent ranked in the top 10% of hospitals for overall quality in treating patients with heart failure and in the top 20 percent of hospitals in the project for treating patients with acute myocardial infarction and for successful outcomes via the coronary artery bypass graft.

Click here for more information on the project.

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