At Munroe Regional Medical Center, we welcome the opportunity to share information about our clinical outcomes and satisfaction levels with patients, physicians and the community. This information - most of which is gathered, analyzed and reported by independent quality measurement organizations - is a testament to Munroe's many areas of clinical expertise, service excellence and quality initiatives.
Through our ongoing process improvement efforts, we continually compare our care and service to quality benchmarks on the state and national levels. Doing so, we can find ways to make our patients better - and make us better too. We also participate in a number of national quality initiatives, and as a result, have achieved numerous national rankings, recognitions, accreditations and certifications.
We're proud to report that virtually all of Munroe's clinical indicators and outcomes are better than national averages and, in many instances, our scores rank among the best in the country.We encourage you to review the quality data found here on our website and to compare our performance to others in the healthcare industry by visiting any of the following independent and objective measurement websites:
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 50 years. Approximately 88 percent of the nation's hopsitals are currently accredited by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission's hospital comparisons are based on quality improvement goals being met in 10 "core measure" areas such as pneumonia and heart failure.
The Agency for Health Care Administration is the chief health policy and planning entity for the state of Florida. Their mission is "Better Health Care for All Floridians" and they are responsible for the administration of the Medicaid program, for the licensure and regulation of health facilities and for providing information to Floridians about the quality of the healthcare they receive in Florida. On their website, you can view performance and outcome data and information on selected medical conditions and procedures.
Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services, and other members of the Hospital Quality Alliance: Improving Care through Information (HQA). Hospital Compare uses quality measures to determine how often hospitals provide recommended care to obtain the best results for most patients. Measures include treatment for a heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, or having surgery.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality measures various aspects of quality including Preventing (hospital admissions that could have been avoided, at least in part, through high-quality outpatient care); Inpatient (relfects the quality of care inside the hospital); Patient Safety (focuses on potentially avoidable complications); and Pediatric (reflects the quality of care of hospitalized children).