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Quality and Safety

Memorial Medical Center is dedicated to quality patient care and patient safety. The information below describes our programs aimed at quality and safety, and the ways in which they are measured.

Quality Improvement

The Quality Improvement department is ultimately responsible for assuring that patients receive quality, competent care. The department reviews the care provided by physicians, nurses, and all other support staff to ensure that it is of the highest quality and that all procedures are necessary and appropriate. The Quality department works with an organizational team to assure the most effective discharge planning for each individual patient.

Memorial Medical Center is among a nationwide group of hospitals participating in the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). The HQA is a national collaboration managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that is committed to information about hospital performance accessible to the public and encouraging efforts to improve quality. To participate, we are required to report on quality indicators covering topics related to Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Stroke, and Surgical Care Infection Prevention. We are also working with the assistance of Texas Center for Quality and Patient Safety on collaborations to eliminate Hospital Acquired Conditions (On the CUSP: CLABSI and CAUTI).

Patient Safety

Memorial Medical Center is absolutely committed to patient safety. We are aggressive and proactive in our infection control protocol, adopting the newest national standards and practices. Below are some tips and information that help us all work together to make sure you get the very best health care.

Medication Safety Tips
Fall Prevention Information
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Preventing Surgical Site Infections

Patient Satisfaction

At Memorial Medical Center, we work hard to continuously improve our performance and offer quality health care.

How Others Measure Us

Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca voluntarily participates in many nationally reported quality initiatives. Data posted on various public websites may vary. Some data is fairly current (within months), while some data may be one or two years old. Be sure to look carefully at the date of the information.

http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/

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