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 Measuring Quality

From Gerald Parton, President and CEO

Welcome to the Quality Scores section of our website. Our administration and EJGH Board of Directors realize that it is in everyone's best interest to publish our clinical outcomes and make the scores readily available. We are dedicated to being national leaders in medical transparency so that you can have the confidence in our ability to provide the care you need. These scores reflect the majority of areas we are excelling in and will also point us to the areas where we can improve.

It is through the belief that all hospitals should embrace the highest levels of transparency that East Jefferson has launched the effort to provide the community with its most important hospital data. This data details how we measure up to state and national averages. The goal is to conveniently offer this information so that you can make the most informed decisions about your family's health.

Throughout this section, you will be able to learn about the agencies that measure hospitals throughout the nation, what these measurements mean, and about the role you can play to be a safer patient. Being an active participant in your healthcare helps the entire care team provide a consistently excellence hospital experience.

These clinical outcomes serve as the benchmarks to evaluate the level of care we provide to the community and are continually used to improve our processes and protocols. It is only through this type of self-evaluation that we can improve the way we perform. It is also how you know that East Jefferson is meeting or exceeding the care at other leading facilities.