CalPERS

Hospital Quality

Check out the following online resources that provide up-to-date information on the subject of hospital and health provider quality.

California Hospital Compare

Compare hospital care by viewing the performance of more than 240 California hospitals on quality of care, patient satisfaction, and safety measures.

The Leapfrog Group

View recommendations for improving patient safety in hospitals and see if your hospital has self-certified with this nationwide group of employers to meet these standards.

CMS Hospital Compare

Find out how well the hospitals in your area care for their adult patients who have certain medical conditions. Use this database provided by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

HealthGrades

Use this tool to identify hospitals that have the best results for the listed procedures. You can also rate physicians and nursing homes.

How to Avoid Complications in the Hospital (PDF)

Use this guide when you go into the hospital for any kind of procedure.

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission’s annual report on quality and safety, Improving America’s Hospitals, lists hospitals and critical access hospitals that are top performers in using evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes.

Dated: 03-05-2012