South County Hospital measures its performance in relation to standards set by The Joint Commission and by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Protecting 5 Million Lives Campaign. Each organization's patient safety goals are delineated here.
South County Hospital endorses The Joint Commission's 2012 patient safety goals (reviewed every 2 years). The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standard-setting accrediting body in health care. The goals:
View the complete list of Hospital National Patient Safety Goals for 2012.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Protecting 5 Million Lives Campaign is an initiative aimed at protecting patients from medical harm. South County Hospital has adopted the following 12 recommended interventions:
We invite you to learn more about South County Hospital's commitment to quality. Contact Elaine Desmarais, the hospital's vice president of quality and regulatory compliance at 401 788-1467 or email.
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