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Hospital quality measures are important factors by which to choose a hospital. Berkshire Medical Center has made the committment to reach the highest clinical, business and personal standards available in any hospital anywhere. Luckily we live in an age where most hospitals strive for excellence. This makes the ranking of excellence meaningful. Not all hospitals measure the same, but there are some widely recognized standard measures that are the same for as many as 4000 hospitals. Berkshire Medical Center continues to work to remain in the Top 100 of all hospitals in everything that we do.
By reporting this data, we hope you will have confidence and peace of mind that your hospital and its physicians, nurses and staff are committed to excellence in caring that you can have the very best outcomes possible.
Gray Ellrodt, MD
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What is a Benchmark?
Berkshire Medical Center compares all of its internal quality measures against benchmarks to help gauge our performance. Benchmarks are usually a suitable external omparison group, such as a national average, or an expected target set by an external agency. When none are available, Berkshire Medical Center sets its own internal performance goals.
Due to the government shutdown, we will not be able to get updates for our benchmarks until later (2015) and readmission rates have been suppressed by CMS/Medicare for at least 1 additional quarter.
Berkshire Medical Center Quality Data
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Visit these links to see how well Berkshire Medical Center is performing in terms of quality of care and patient safety:
ICU Registered Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
Below you will find the links to the quarterly reports which have been provided to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on the ICU Registered Nurse-to-Patient ratio beginning in January 2016. This reporting ensures that Berkshire Medical Center is not exceeding the maximum patient assignment of two patients per nurse.
Berkshire Medical Center Pittsfield, MA 01201