Sep 4: Memorial Health System Debuts Online Quality Report
For Immediate Release
September 4, 2007
Memorial Health System this morning debuted "Memorial Health System Quality Measures," an interactive and educational web site that displays the results for more than 50 nationally recognized indicators for clinical quality and patient safety. The interactive web site is available at www.memorialhealthsystem.com.
"This is information our community deserves to know," said Dick Eitel, CEO of Memorial Health System, "People can now come to our web site to see how well Memorial Health System is doing today and compare us to other hospitals in the state and nation. Whether the report is good or bad -- we have fully embraced transparent quality reporting -- we want to make the information readily available to the public in a format that's easy to access and understand. This is not only good for the community, but this is also good for all at Memorial Health System who work to provide our patients the best possible care."
Memorial Health System Quality Measures features these key elements, among others:
John Slack, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Health System said, "Our web site results will be updated regularly and we may add more measures in the future. This is an exciting project for our health system and we're proud to be taking the lead to voluntarily disclose quality measures to the Colorado Springs and southern Colorado community."
For more information please contact the Memorial Health System Public Relations Office, (719) 365-5235.