Granville Health System participates in various state and national health performance measures and organizational ranking systems to provide patients the tools needed to make quality healthcare decisions. Process measures are another way to measure quality of care. A process measure determines if a patient was given a needed medicine, treatment, or diagnostic test at the right time. Through extensive research, national guidelines have been established for the recommended care of patients with various medical conditions.
The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group procures surveys on nonprofit health care organizations to report on four areas of quality and safety: computerized physician order entry, evidence-based hospital referrals, high-risk treatments, and safe practices.
For more information on the Leapfrog Group, visit the Leapfrog Group website
Hospital Quality Alliance
The Hospital Quality Alliance is a partnership between the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and organizations that represent hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, other federal agencies, and the public.
The Hospital Quality Alliance tracks 20 different health care quality scores. These scores reflect how well hospitals deliver treatments for: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical infection prevention.
Granville Health System, Oxford, Laboratory is accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which enables the Lab to “accept human specimens for the purposes of performing laboratory examinations or procedures.”
For more information, visit the NCHQA website
The Joint Commission
Granville Health System, Oxford, is accredited by the Joint Commission, which is a nonprofit organization that accredits over 15,000 health care organizations based on evaluations in the United States.
For more information, visit the Joint Commision website
NC Hospital Quality Report
The North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety (NC Quality Center) has aligned its efforts to be consistent with a national initiative called the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). HQA is a national public-private collaboration to encourage hospitals to voluntarily collect and report hospital quality performance information. Hospitals across the country have been providing information through the HQA initiative since October 2003. This report compares medical centers across various regions in the state, including Granville Health System.
The NC Hospital Quality Report scores reflect such comparable statistics as HCAHPS measures, CMS Readmit rates, and Medicare spending.
For more information, visit the NC Hospital Quality Report website