Quality Info

Alabama’s hospitals take great pride in providing quality health care for their patients, and they want you to know more about it.  By clicking the links below, you can get information about your local hospital’s quality activities, as well as hospitals across the state.  Of course, one of the best ways to feel good about your health care is to ask questions of your doctor, your nurse and anyone who is treating you.  It’s been proven that outcomes are better when patients are active partners in their care.

Visit www.jointhehealthjourney.com to find lots of great resources to learn more about hospital quality improvement efforts and to better understand what you can do to ensure the best care possible.

Ensuring Your Wishes are Followed – Click to find out more about advance directives or watch a five-minute video.  Video advance directive guide for physicians. Learn more.

Hospital Compare – Click here to find out about the care hospitals are providing to patients with specific conditions.  The site provides hospital-specific information and is expanded each year.  In addition to the information on clinical care, the site includes responses from patient surveys revealing how patients rated their hospital stay.

Joint Commission – This national organization inspects hospitals to ensure they meet certain quality standards. Click here to learn which hospitals are accredited by this organization.

Fighting infections – Alabama is also leading the country in its efforts to prevent hospital-acquired infections.  Click here to find out more. Click to view hospital-specific infection rates.

Medication Safety – Click here for information on how you can work with your health care provider to ensure you are taking the right medicines when you are in the hospital.