The measures below are tracked nationally on Hospital Compare through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) along with the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA).
Health Care Excel works with Parkview Health, to collect data on hospital performance in these core measures and report this information to the public. Health Care Excel (HCE) is the Indiana Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). It is contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, protect the integrity of the Medicare Trust Fund, focus on quality improvement initiatives, and promote preventive health care services.
These standardized common measures are vital to improving the quality of care provided to hospital patients. Below you'll see each of the Parkview Facilities’ performance compared with state and national averages, as well as the top 10 percent of hospitals in the United States.
Core Measures Comparison:
The reporting period for Parkview Hospital information was Dec. 2012 – Feb. 2012.
The reporting period for State, National, and Top 10% information was April 2010 – March 2011.
Surgical Care Improvement Project
The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality partnership of organizations interested in improving surgical care by significantly reducing surgical complications.
Surgical site infections (SSI) are a common complication of surgical procedures. Caused by bacteria present on the patient's skin or in the hospital environment, they may occur at the site of the incision or in the organ or tissue operated on during the surgery. With more than 30 million operations performed each year in the United States, the use of surgical infection prevention practices has become a core measure of medical quality.
Pneumonia is a serious infection or inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or (in rare cases) fungus or other organisms. The air sacs in the lungs fill with pus and other fluids, making it difficult for oxygen to reach the blood. If there is too little oxygen in the blood, other cells within the body can't work properly. Pneumonia can also lead to other infections, like meningitis, an infection in the brain.
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) refers to pneumonia acquired outside the hospital. Anyone can get pneumonia, although the elderly and people with a chronic illness are at higher risk. CAP is a common problem in older adults and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. More than four million cases of CAP occur across the country each year. In 2000, pneumonia and influenza together ranked as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
Heart Attack Care
Heart attack, also called acute myocardial infarction (AMI), is one of the most common diagnoses in hospitalized patients in industrialized countries. Each year approximately 1.1 million people in the United States have an acute myocardial infarction.
A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is severely reduced or blocked. This happens when one of the coronary arteries that supplies blood to the heart is blocked, usually from build up of plaque (deposits of fat-like substances). A heart attack can damage part of the heart, leading to heart failure. However, appropriate treatment of a patient with symptoms of a heart attack can lessen or prevent damage.
Heart Failure Care
Heart failure is a major public health problem in the United States. About 5 million patients in this country have heart failure.
Heart failure is a condition where the heart muscle is not able to pump blood as well as it should. As a result, extra fluid collects in the legs, feet, ankles or abdomen (leading to swelling) and sometimes in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Often the heart muscle becomes enlarged as it tries to pump out blood. The overworked heart muscle can't pump as well as healthy heart muscle.