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Quality

At Wabash General Hospital, keeping our patients safe is a top priority.  We have put into place many practices and programs to eliminate medication errors, prevent infections, and reduce patient falls.  We also continue to provide patient safety training and education for our doctors, nurses, and other staff members.  We work to not only meet, but exceed your expectations for quality in your and your families’ care.  It means a genuine commitment to excellence, a pledge to continue to improve the way we deliver care, and a promise to always put patients first in all we do.  Our commitments also mean taking the initiative in developing quality improvement process, both to support our patients and uphold our leadership role in healthcare.  We continually improve care by:
 
  • Advancing techniques and services in the areas of primary care, orthopaedics, sports medicine, general surgery, radiology, laboratory, and more
  • Comparing our results with other hospitals' results to gauge our performance
  • Designing a system-wide culture of safety to reduce medical errors and ensure safe care
  • Hiring the best medical professionals and fostering an environment of continuing education
  • Listening to our patients' feedback and making changes to improve patient satisfaction
As a result, we are confident that we provide excellent care to every patient. We want you to be confident in the care you receive, as well. 

Wabash General Hospital is an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital as designated by the Illinois Department of Public Health, accredited by the Joint Commission, and teh laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. We are proud of our quality of care and appreciate the recognition we have received for it, such as the 2019 Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program Award from ICAHN and the Target BP Gold Award from the American Heart Association.

What is Hospital and Health Care Quality?

When we talk about hospital and health care quality, we are talking about several things. Nationwide, hospital quality is assessed with specific clinical data, such as complication rates, recovery times, readmission rates, and more. Quality measures show how well a hospital achieves desired health outcomes for a particular procedure or health need.

At Wabash General Hospital, quality means excellent, safe, efficient, and compassionate care. We also assess quality in terms of our patients’ experiences – our responsiveness, how well we answer questions, our hospital’s atmosphere, how prepared our patients feel when they leave our hospital, and much more.

Hospital Compare is a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients. This information can help consumers make informed decisions about where to go for health care. Hospital Compare allows consumers to select multiple hospitals and directly compare performance measure information related to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgery and other conditions. These results are organized by:

  • General information
  • Survey of patients' experiences
  • Timely & effective care
  • Complications
  • Readmissions & deaths
  • Use of medical imaging
  • Payment & value of care
Access Wabash General Hospital on the Hospital Compare website.
 
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