Quality & Safety
Nothing is more important to us than our patients’ safety. We work every day to meet high-quality and safety standards so that you have exceptional care.
Stormont’s Commitment to Quality & Safety
We work every day to meet high-quality and safety standards so that you have exceptional care. We work every day to meet high-quality and safety standards so that you have exceptional care.
We don’t just measure and evaluate our performance. We report it to special monitoring agencies. Two of these agencies are The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which evaluate hospitals nationwide. When compared to both community hospitals and academic medical centers in cities big and small — we’re we’re proud of how we measure up.
Comparing Quality & Safety Across Hospitals
Hospital Compare provides information on the quality of care at more than 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals. This information encompasses everything from average wait times in the emergency room, to surgical complication rates, to patient experience survey results. You can search for hospitals based on your location and choose up to three to compare at one time. Or, you can choose one hospital and compare it to state and national data.
Using the Hospital Compare tool allows you to make an informed decision about where to receive care and to feel confident in your choice. Note that this link will take you off the Stormont Vail Health website and onto a third party site.
This constant effort to keep improving helps ensure that our community can feel safe when they choose Stormont Vail Hospital and Cotton O’Neil Clinics for health care.
Community Health Needs Assessment
The CHNA is an important tool used for examining and prioritizing the health needs of a community. It provides insight into the current health status by a systematic collection and analysis of data and conversations with community leaders and members. The method of collecting this information is determined and implemented by a multidisciplinary Steering Committee.
The CHIP is developed from the CHNA and outlines actionable and specific interventions focused on improving the areas identified in the assessment.