Quality and Patient Safety

St. Vincent Medical Center works continually to provide the safest and highest quality care to our patients, their families, and our community in a manner consistent with our Vincentian Values:  Compassion, Respect, Simplicity, Advocacy and Inventiveness to Infinity.  Our care plans and processes are built on evidence-based practices, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards.

We seek to provide care that is safe, patient centered, effective, timely, efficient, and equitable.  We measure our performance through a number of clinical process and outcome indicators and benchmark our performance against top performing medical centers within California and across the nation.

Dedicated to achieving excellent quality outcomes and to building a culture of patient safety, St. Vincent Medical Center voluntarily participated in the CMS/Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration project, until the project’s completion in September 2009.  This past year, St. Vincent Medical Center received eight top attainment and improvement awards in the clinical areas of Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), Pneumonia, and Hip and Knee.

Transparency

We report our clinical care and patient experience performance data publicly through several venues:  the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the Joint Commission and the California Hospital Compare.

CMS Nursing Home Compare
www.medicare.gov/nhcompare/

CMS Hospital Compare
www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/

California Hospital Compare (CHART)
www.calhospitalcompare.org/

Quality Check – The Joint Commission
http://www.qualitycheck.org/consumer/searchQCR.aspx

Premier HQID 6-Year Results
http://www.premierinc.com/quality-safety/tools-services/p4p/hqi/year5/AMI_HQID_Year5_webposting.pdf