Quality indicators - how do we compare?
Community Health Network continues to prioritize patient safety; Network has several ongoing safety initiatives to prevent harmful medical errors; Community Hospital North serves as national benchmark
With patient safety a top priority in all of its hospitals and sites of care, Community Health Network continues to implement safety measures aimed at reducing harmful medical errors. The initiatives give staff the tools they need to make each day in the health care setting a safe day. Community is working towards creating a culture of safety for employees that reduces human error, which can lead to events of harm. Full story >>
Latest quality data now available
Quality indicator data for 2009 (January through December) is now posted. To learn more, please choose a condition or hospital below or to the right.
Our quality report cards
Community Health Network strives to keep patients and visitors informed and involved in their health care decisions. We believe that informed patients make better choices about their providers and are able to participate better in their own care. We also believe that, as consumers of health care, members of the community have a right to know about our hospitals’ quality of care and how it compares to national performance goals. That’s why we publish our quality reports online.
The information here highlights how Community hospitals and the network as a whole perform on a variety of key quality indicators. It is important to note that performance in each category varies over time and among hospitals, health care teams and physicians. This is why we report average data over a longer time period, usually 12 months at a time. These averages help provide a guide for future performance, but are not the only means by which you should select a health care provider.
Additional comparison tools
For national quality indicator reports and comparison tools for hospitals and specific conditions, visit Hospital Compare