Quality Care & Patient Safety
Providing excellence in clinical care is an organizational priority at Berkshire Health Systems, as evidenced by Berkshire Medical Center being named among Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for 2016, and recipient of Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence five times. BMC has also been recognized by HealthGrades for Excellence in Pulmonary Care, Joint Replacement and Prostate Surgery. The Leapfrog Group has graded BMC with straight A's for patient safety for several years in a row - making BMC one of only 77 hospitals in the nation to achieve this remarkable rating. Numerous other independent health ranking organizations also rate BMC's patient safety and quality as among the best in the nation.
It is important that we show our patients how we measure up when it comes to quality and safety standards, shown objectively in comparison to other hospitals, state or national trends, and different departments within the organization.
We are proud to report our quality data. Just click on one of the logos below:
Hospital Quality Measures are standards of treatment that result in proven benefits when applied to patients. Currently, our health system is monitoring measures for patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and the Surgical Care Improvement Project. These measurements are now widely publicized at major web sites sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission.
Through data management processes, we are able to collect, analyze and report data to determine our level of performance and patient care throughout our hospitals.
Comprehensive clinical management systems have been implemented at Berkshire Health Systems, such as Multidisciplinary Rounds and a Medical Emergency Response Team.
Visit these links to see how well Berkshire Medical Center is performing in terms of quality of care and patient safety:
The Joint Commission - This new "Quality Check" program reports data for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings.
Leapfrog - Promotes and rates hospitals on four patient safety leaps, including computerized physician order entry, use of intensivists, volume and safe practices.
HealthGrades - Uses Medicare and state survey data to calculate a 5-star rating system of hospitals and nursing homes.
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Hospital Compare - Provides information that compares how well hospitals perform in certain medical conditions.