Quality Achievements

A sampling of our most significant accomplishments:

  1. Leapfrog Groups Hospital Safety - St. Clair has received its eighth straight 'A' grade in hospital safety

    Hospital Safety Scores are assigned to more than 2,500 hospitals across the nation twice annually. The Hospital Safety Score is becoming the gold standard measure of patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score uses national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement.

    See related story regarding patient safety - Washington Post


  2. CMS Overall Star Rating - St. Clair Hospital was awarded four stars, meaning that the Hospital is among the Top 26% of hopsitals in the nation.

    CMS released its first overall hospital quality star ratings in July 2016 and provides updates twice a year.  This comprehensive score rates a hospital from one to five stars based on their performance in key quality indicators such as safety of care, readmissions, patient experience, and effectiveness of care.

  3. CareChex® Quality Award - St. Clair is recognized as Number 1 in the Pittsburgh market for Medical Excellence in Overall Hospital Care (2015 and 2016).

    CareChex is a division of Comparion Medical Analytics — one of the nation's largest privately-held healthcare information services companies. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient experiences.



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