Quality

Our Commitment to Quality

Our commitment to quality is steadfast. We continue to lead efforts to collect and analyze healthcare data to improve the quality of healthcare in the Dayton region.

We began our quality efforts more than ten years in partnership with our member hospitals by developing the Quality of Care Initiative. This ground-breaking collaboration also included competitive quality healthcare systems, the Dayton business community, as well as the Ohio Hospital Association and Applied Health Services.

Through this initiative, we reviewed mortality, the length of stay, and the process of care data for the major conditions such as heart attacks and strokes. We then identified areas in need of improvement, and the community adopted best practices and tracked the successes.

In fact, our process and specific improvement measures in the mortality rate for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) earned us national recognition by The Joint Commission when they presented us with the prestigious Ernest A. Codman Award in 2002.

Following that success, the process was replicated throughout Ohio. Also, our member hospitals have upheld their commitment to quality as they continue to advance their goals to improve the quality of care provided to their patients. We are pleased that state and national resources are now available to provide detailed information about a variety of healthcare quality indicators.

    • The Quality & Cost Council

    • Quality Resources