Patient Quality and Safety
Patient Quality and Safety Resources
To read more about how the hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health measure up, and to visit several trusted resources for hospital quality information, visit Hackensack Meridian Health‘s Quality section. Through these reports, you can see how Hackensack Meridian Health’s hospitals perform in key clinical areas that reflect a hospital’s overall quality.
At Hackensack Meridian Health, our top priority and brand promise is to deliver the best health care experience. Whether it involves clear communication or even just a smile, we’re hard at work ensuring our patients are having the best experience.
Patient Safety Information
We ask that you openly discuss your complete health history with your health care team. This includes any medicines you take, any surgeries you’ve had, or any allergies you may have. The more we know, the more successful your care plan and recovery will be.
In addition, if you have any questions or concerns about your condition or treatment, please be sure to ask. After all, it’s your body and your health. And, if you are given a pill or a medication you don’t recognize, ask to have it checked before you accept it. Simple questions can help stop a mistake from being made.
Seguridad del Paciente
Una asociación entre usted y su equipo de atención médica. Comparta abiertamente sus antecedentes de salud con su equipo de atención médica. Esto incluye los medicamentos que usted toma, operaciones que le hayan practicado o si tiene alergias. Cuanto más sepan las personas encargadas de su salud, más éxito tendrá su plan de cuidados y mejor será su recuperación.
Patients who are admitted to the hospital for treatment of medical problems may experience problems soon after they are discharged and need to be admitted to the hospital again. These events can often be prevented if we follow best practices for treating patients. Measures of 30-day unplanned readmission show when patients who have had a recent hospital stay need to go back into a hospital again for unplanned care within 30 days of their initial discharge.
Health Care Associated Infections
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national public health institute of the United States, notes that on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients in the United States has at least one infection acquired while in the hospital. This fact highlights the need for continued efforts to improve infection control in U.S. hospitals. To address this issue, Hackensack Meridian Health has convened system-wide, multi-disciplinary teams to review our care processes. Our goal is zero infections, all the time.