Quality is one of the five pillars in which our hospital strives to exceed your expectations.
One of the programs we use to measure quality is the Critical Access Hospital Quality Initiative. This report shows us how we compare to the other similar size hospitals in Iowa on things such as heart attack care in the ER, infection rates, medication errors and patient falls.
Quality is also measured by other reports which are coordinated by Medicare including care of pneumonia and heart failure patients.
There are also many safety strategies that have proven to make people better faster and cost less money. We participate in the 100K Lives and 5M Lives campaigns through the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.