Quality Programs

Many of the patient care standards we focus on have been studied and developed by respected national health care organizations and institutions. As part of our commitment to improving quality of patient care at our hospital, we participate in several national programs and initiatives organized by these independent, third-party agencies to which we voluntarily report clinical outcomes data.
100,000 Lives Campaign

The 100,000 Lives Campaign was an initiative developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to engage U.S. hospitals in a commitment to implement changes to improve patient care and prevent avoidable deaths. The 3,100 hospitals nationwide that participated in this initiative saved an estimated 122,000 lives in 18 months. St. Marys Medical Center has implemented all six of the campaign’s quality improvement measures:
We have just begin participating in the IHI’s follow-up initiative, The 5 Million Lives Campaign , which challenges American hospitals to adopt six additional changes in care that save lives and reduce patient injuries
American Heart Association – Get with the Guidelines Program
Get With The GuidelinesSM is a hospital-based quality improvement program designed by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to provide hospital staff with tools that follow proven evidence-based guidelines and procedures for cardiac patients in their care. It empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart and stroke patients according to the most up-to-date guidelines.

Hospital Safety Score – The Leapfrog Group

St. Mary’s Medical Center achieved a grade of "A" for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score program. This grading system is meant to inform patients of a hospital’s ability to keep them safe and prevent medical errors. The grades are derived from expert analysis of publicly available data using 26 evidence-based, national measures of hospital safety. For more information on this recognition, please visit the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score page for St. Mary’s Medical Center: hospitalsafetyscore.org/. Read the full story in our press release.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports magazine has recognized Sy. Mary's Medical Center as ranking second in the state of Florida, and first for all of South Florida for safety. The Consumer Reports’ ratings focus on six categories regarding patient safety in hospitals: infections, readmissions, communication, CT scanning, complications and mortality.

The patient safety score combines six categories of hospital safety into a score between 1 and 100. Displayed scores are rounded, but hospitals are listed in order of their precise score. Readers are directed to look for large differences between hospitals, as the report says that small differences are not meaningful. The report also shows a hospital’s rating in four of those categories: infections, readmissions, communication and scanning. St. Mary’s Medical Center scored the highest rating possible in the areas of both preventing infections and scanning. Read the full story in our press release.