What are Core Measures?
"Core measures" is the name of a nationwide study in which all accredited hospitals participate. It is designed to help hospitals provide the highest quality outcomes based on the latest research available.These standards were initially presented to hospitals in 2000 from the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Hospitals began publicly reporting their outcomes in 2003. Calvert Memorial Hospital participates in five of these measures: Heart Attack (AMI), Pneumonia (PN), Heart Failure (HF), Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), and Children's Asthma Care (CAC).
Calvert Memorial Hospital strives to maintain a 90 percent or better in these measures. We are constantly evaluating and improving on processes to meet and exceed our goals. We always put our patients first and are committed to providing the safest quality outcomes for our community.