South County Hospital

Explore Our Performance Data

Core Measures

South County Hospital evaluates the quality of its care through core measures: standards for the treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia (community acquired), in addition to criteria related to surgical infection prevention for select surgeries. We consistently meet or exceed the benchmarks for quality care.

The basis for reporting and measuring the quality of hospital care, core measures are chosen because they are the most common causes for admission to a hospital. Moreover, there is universal agreement on which practice is best for each.

The scores in the following chart reflect the percentage of times patients receive the recommended treatment for each of the core measures (*the most recent data available for posting):

Condition South County Hospital*
1/12 - 12/12
State Average*
1/12 - 12/12
National Average*
1/12 - 12/12
Top 10% of Hospitals*
1/12 - 12/12
Infarction (Heart Attack)
99% 99% 99% 100%
Heart Failure
99% 94% 96% 100%
Pneumonia 98% 91% 95% 100%
Surgical Site Infection Prevention 99% 95% 95% 100%

Appropriate Care Measures Data

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey

Along with our third-party administrator for patient satisfaction surveys is the public reporting survey used for hospital patients. Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a national survey of patients' hospital experiences. HCAHPS was created to publicly report the patient's perspective of hospital care. The survey asks a random sample of recently discharged patients about important aspects of their hospital experience.

HCAHPS results are posted on the US Department of Health & Human Services' website. Consumers can use the site to view objective comparisons of hospitals, and of individual hospitals to state and national benchmarks, on 10 measures of patients' perspectives of care.