SCH collects top, national ratings from watchdog groups

Published 06/08/2018

CMS Double 5 Star

South County Hospital may be small in comparison to the large urban hospitals to the north and south, but when it comes to quality of care, patient experience, patient safety, and successful patient outcomes, it ranks head and shoulders above the corporate healthcare chains.

Some of the most respected physicians in Rhode Island and New England are on the South County Health medical staff, using some of the most advanced technology available to diagnose and treat medical conditions.

While the efforts of everyone who works at South County Health are focused on providing the best care possible for the patients, it’s reassuring to see that healthcare consumer groups recognize South County Hospital for its high quality care.

Women’s Choice Award – “America’s 100 Best Hospitals”
South County Hospital was listed as one of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals,” receiving the Women’s Choice Award. Healthcare rankings from Women’s Choice Award are evaluated using a combination of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results, along with primary research about women’s preferences with regard to healthcare. The HCAHPS survey allows patients to rate hospitals across several areas of measure which include: effective communication with nurses and doctors, responsiveness to requests for help, pain management, explanation of medications before being administered, bathroom and room cleanliness, and patient recommendation.

According to healthcare consumer research, women in the United States make approximately 80 percent of the healthcare decisions for their families. The Women’s Choice Award was designed to empower every woman to make smarter healthcare choices by providing publicly available reporting on the best hospitals.

Leapfrog – “Straight A’s”
For the sixth consecutive year, South County Hospital earned straight A’s for hospital quality and patient safety. The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, reviewed of measures of publicly available hospital safety data. The performance measures produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

South County Hospital is the only hospital in Rhode Island to earn straight A’s for six consecutive years.

Healthgrades® - “Outstanding Patient Experience”
Healthgrades, a leader in making information on physicians and hospitals more accessible and transparent, recognized South County Hospital as a recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™.

Healthgrades integrates the same factors that physicians say are most important when selecting or referring a healthcare provider - patient satisfaction and experience, and the quality of the hospital where a physician provides care. The culmination of these factors give people the confidence to make the right healthcare decisions.

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