Union Hospital and Union Hospital Clinton know it is important for you to have useful and accurate information when selecting the provider for your healthcare. We believe in being transparent, open and honest about the quality of care we provide our patients and our continuous efforts to improve that care.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Union Hospital and UHC voluntarily gathers and reports data in accordance to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Hospitals participating in this initiative report data in several areas, including acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), congestive heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. CMS has established criteria to help hospitals improve the quality of care provided to patients with these diagnoses.
Click the links below to learn more about Union Hospital and Union Hospital Clinton's specific quality outcomes as reported on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site.
The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group is an initiative focused on driving breakthrough improvements in quality, especially safety in health care. The initial focus of the Leapfrog Group is to improve patient safety reducing preventable medical mistakes.
National Quality Forum (NQF)
A private, nonprofit membership organization, the National Quality Forum was created to improve care through establishment of national standards for measurement and reporting on safe, timely, efficient, equitable, patient-centered care. The NQF has members from all aspects of healthcare, national, state and regional groups that represent cunsumers and the general health care system plans, hospitals and supporting industries and organiations. The NQF board of directors includes members from two key federal agencies, CMS (Medicare) and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, votes to endorse quality measures for national use and develops a research agenda for quality improvement.