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
Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the
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 Hospital (SVMH) maintains Joint Commission Accreditation,
and continues to maintain a state of survey readiness and promote a culture
of safety through ongoing educational efforts and periodic review of compliance
with The Joint Commission standards.
The Joint Commission’s ORYX initiative integrates outcomes and other
performance measurement data into the accreditation process. ORYX measurement
requirements are intended to support Joint Commission-accredited organizations
in their quality improvement efforts. Performance measures are essential
to the credibility of evaluation activities for health care organizations.
ORYX data are publicly reported on The Joint Commission website at Quality Check®,
www.qualitycheck.org. The public availability of performance measure data permits user comparisons
of hospital performance at the state and national levels.
The leading accreditor of health care organizations in American, TJC, has
named Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) a
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®..
The Joint Commission’s Top Performer program recognizes hospitals
for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that positively
impact healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions. To be a
Top Performer, SVMHS had to meet performance criteria based on accountability measure
data and achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across
all reported accountability measures.
Accountability measures reflect performance on evidence-based care processes
closely linked to positive patient outcomes. SVMH continues to maintain
The Accountability Composite Rate above 99.5%.
“There is nothing more important than providing our patients with
the very best care and this recognition validates once again, that we
are among the best hospitals in the nation,” says president/CEO
Pete Delgado. “Our
Top Performer status is a direct result of the dedication, skills and teamwork shown
by our physicians, nurses and entire staff.”
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time
is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of
Salinas Valley Memorial for their excellent performance on the use of
evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP,
M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
Read more about this outstanding honor
Quality Check is another 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
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.