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Quality Reporting

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is committed to continually improving patient safety and the quality of our services. We participate in several state and national quality reporting programs to help us know our strengths and weaknesses. The information received enables SVMHS to make improvements that benefit our patients and the community.

We encourage our patients to be informed and involved in their healthcare decisions.


Hospital Compare

Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services, and other members of the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). The information on this website has been provided primarily by hospitals that have agreed to submit quality information for Hospital Compare to make public. This tool provides you with information on how well the hospitals care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide.


The Joint Commission

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission (TJC) accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has earned "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®" recognition from The Joint Commission.  Read more about this outstanding honor here.

Quality Check
is one tool consumers can use to help make health care decisions. The Quality report shows accreditation status, services offered, special quality awards, and National Patient Safety Goals compliance.

See Our Scores: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's Quality Report

Cal Hospital Compare

The Cal Hospital Compare Web site is the result of a partnership between three independent organizations dedicated to improving health care quality: The California HealthCare Foundation, the University of California at San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, and the California Hospitals Assessment and Reporting Taskforce (CHART), a not-for-profit public benefit corporation. This site includes ratings for clinical care, patient safety, and patient experience for the more than 240 hospitals, representing over 86% of acute care hospital admissions in the state, that have chosen to participate in this important voluntary effort. At present, SVMHS is the only Monterey County hospital for which there are data.    

Some hospitals provide better care than others. This site rates quality of care, patient experience, and safety measures for hospitals in your area.

See Our Scores: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's Cal Hospital Compare Report
Included in these scores are: Heart Attack, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Maternity, Pneumonia, Other Conditions and Other Surgery.