About Us/Quality Measures
St. Joseph Medical Center is committed to providing the best care available to patients in the Kansas City area. St. Joseph voluntarily reports Quality Measures to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA). Through research, doctors and other scientists have established best practice guidelines and continue to refine national guidelines for recommended care of patients with heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia, which may include giving needed medicine, treatments or tests at the appropriate time. St. Joseph reports the results of their performance for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia as part of a national report. This information will help you compare the quality of care provided at St. Joseph to other hospitals in the area.
The data is available on the CMS Website http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov (enter Kansas City, Mo., then choose the hospitals you wish to compare).
St. Joseph also participates in a Hospital Quality Demonstration Project with CMS and Premier Inc. This project includes coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and total hip/total knee surgery. These graphs compare St. Joseph Medical Center to other hospitals participating in this project around the nation for hip/knee and CABG surgeries.