Quality & Patient Safety
At Fairview Park Hospital, quality is our top priority. And we have the ratings to prove it.
At Fairview Park Hospital, we know that there is a real quality difference in the care provided by area hospitals –and that it matters. So when you select a healthcare provider to treat you or a loved one, choose on that is committed to quality care. And one that consistently delivers on that quality care – Fairview Park Hospital.
Our advanced approach to quality care is confirmed in the most recent survey results posted on Hospital Compare, where we ranked highest in all four core measures surveyed. Hospital Compare is a website created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). Providing public access to these results makes it easier for patients and their families to make informed healthcare decisions.
Fairview Park Hospital was also named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Presidential Honor Roll. The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by CMS. The data was collected from January 2009 to December 2009, and is an indicator of the quality of services provided by hospital. “This is a great accomplishment for Fairview Park,” said Joseph Parker, president of GHA. “This recognition further underscores the commitment of the Fairview Park staff to ensuring that every patient receives the best, most effective health care possible.”
All acute care hospitals are required to submit care data to CMS. This data details how well a hospital’s caregivers adhere to a list of eight Appropriate Care Measures (ACM), which are the clinical processes of care that are known to be the most effective methods of treatment for patients who have suffered heart attacks, heart failure or pneumonia. The ACM is a composite measure that determines whether or not a patient received the right care at the right time. For instance, a recommended treatment to help prevent a heart attack is to take aspirin either before or upon arrival at the hospital, as well as at discharge. A suggested treatment for pneumonia is to administer an antibiotic within four hours of a patient’s arrival. A hospital’s adherence to these recommended clinical practices usually leads to better outcomes.
Go see for yourself. Visit the Hospital Compare Website to search and compare data. You may also download a quality comparison of Fairview Park Hospital and another facility in Middle Georgia.
“It is our mission to ensure that each of our patients receives the right care at the right time and this recognition validates our efforts,” said Don Avery, chief executive officer of Fairview Park. “This honor is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff who are constantly working to make excellent care even better.”