Patient safety data on our hospital can be obtained through some external agencies, including the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
CHA, which provides hospitals with information and assistance on how to improve patient safety, efficiency and effectiveness, has developed a CHA report card that provides insight into the quality and safety performance of Colorado hospitals. To read more, Click Here.
CMS, the agency that runs Medicare and Medicaid, posts results of Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys, which uniformly measure and publicly report patient perspectives on their inpatient care. To see the report card, Click Here.
National prevalence rates for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and hospital-related infections have emerged as important topics in health care safety. BCH tracks the prevalence of MRSA in its patient population on an ongoing basis, while continually implementing and adjusting control measures. In response to the Colorado law entitled “Public Reporting of Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAI),” BCH has been reporting specific, targeted HAI rates to the state of Colorado for several years.