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Saint Joseph Mercy Health System routinely monitors the quality of care provided throughout its hospitals. The system's hospitals voluntarily participate in the Hospital Quality Alliance, a national voluntary initiative to collect and report hospital quality performance information. The results for all participating hospitals are available through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) at Hospital Compare.

You can view our performance on these national quality performance measures by selecting a medical condition below.

Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
An acute myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood stops flowing to a part of the heart muscle. The measures listed reflect treatments that can lessen the damage or risk of death.

Heart Failure
Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is a condition indicating difficulty with the pumping function of the heart, sometimes resulting in fluid build-up in the lungs or feet. The measures listed concern diagnostic tests and treatments that may help patients with this condition.

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by an infection. The measures listed reflect the timing of treatment and efforts to prevent future episodes.

Surgical Infection Prevention
The risk of wound infection can be reduced by giving patients a short course of preventive antibiotics. Usually the antibiotics are discontinued shortly after surgery in order to avoid a problem with resistance. The measures listed indicate how often the antibiotics are given within this time frame.