Quality and Safety

Our philosophy at High Point Medical Center is to provide total care to our patients. We do this through our mission of providing exceptional health services to the people of our region which includes a strong commitment to quality and safety.

Our hospital is always striving to improve our quality of care while providing the safest environment for our patients. The following links contain our scores on quality of care and important patient safety information for our customers. 

Quality Indicators

Because there a number of areas to measure hospital care, we want to share with our patients and their families the most accurate and timely information available for High Point Medical Center. Below, you will find information on how High Point Medical Center compares nationally to other hospitals in these areas. It is our mission to look for ways to continue improving in each of these categories.

Heart Attack 30 day mortality: Coronary heart disease is one of the leading causes of mortality in the world. One of the outcome indicators currently used to measure hospital performance is 30-day mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) better known as a heart attack. This indicator has proven to be a valid indicator of the appropriateness and effectiveness of the diagnostic and therapeutic process for heart attack after hospital admissions. 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 30 day mortality: COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, cough, mucous (sputum) production and wheezing. This measure provides information about important aspects of hospital care that affect patient’s outcomes – like prevention of and response to complications, emphasis on patient safety, and the timeliness of care. 

Stroke 30 day mortality: A stroke may be caused by a blocked artery (ischemic stroke). Stroke is one the leading causes of mortality in the world. One of the outcome indicators currently used to measure hospital performance is 30 day mortality after a stroke. This indicator focuses on processes of care based on specific recommendations in clinical guidelines. 

Mortality rates are monitored regularly to ensure rates are not greater than expected. 

 

 

Data last updated June 2016

+ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid       * Lower numbers are better

Measure

Heart Attack

COPD

Stroke Composite

National Average +

13.2+

8.3+

14.3+

 High Point Medical Center

12.5*

7.7*

12.8*

Additional quality indicator data is available for:

Surgical Infection Prevention
Sepsis
Stroke
Early Elective Delivery


See the following websites for more information: www.nchospitalquality.org and www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.

Note: the information on these sites may be greater than 6 months old.