Quality and Patient Safety

Accredited by The Joint Commission

Hurley is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), an independent organization which reviews, accredits and certifies more than 20,000 healthcare organizations in the United States. TJC accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. TJC national patient safety goals and national quality improvement goals for Hurley and other hospitals can be found at: www.qualitycheck.org. The Joint Commission, Quality Check

Collaborating to Keep Michigan Patient Care Safe

Hurley Medical Center is a member of the Michigan Hospital Association. Hurley participates in several of the Michigan Hospital Association Keystone Center projects and Safe Tables. Safe Table is a MHA Keystone Center member-only, shared learning meeting of healthcare peers to exchange patient safety experiences, discuss best practices and learn in an open, uninhibited environment. MHA Keystone projects have include reducing hospital associated infections, eliminating preventable harm to mothers giving birth and their newborns, and reducing readmissions. For more information learn about the MHA Keystone Center.

Hurley voluntarily participates in many Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan collaborative quality initiatives (CQI’s) focusing on the most common and costly areas of surgical and medical care. Michigan physicians and hospital partners develop and administer CQIs. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network fund and support these. CQIs work to improve quality and develop best practices, focus on areas of care that are highly technical, rapidly evolving and associated with scientific uncertainty. Most of these initiatives are managed by the University of Michigan if you would like more information click on this link: http://www.uofmhealth.org/quality-safety/quality-partnerships

Sharing Information with the You

We are a part of a voluntary effort by Michigan hospitals to help consumers become more empowered in their decision-making regarding their personal health. When it comes to making smart healthcare decisions, you need reliable information that is easy to find and easy to understand. VerifyMICare puts quality and cost data for every Michigan hospital at your fingertips, so you can make informed healthcare decisions for you and your family. We invite you to view our hospital cost information available on the Michigan Health and Hospital Association “Comparing Hospitals” site by clicking on the following link: http://verifymicare.org

Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. You can view public reports regarding Hurley’s quality and patient safety performance by clicking the following link: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Hospital Compare

At Hurley, you are part of the quality and safety team

During your stay in the hospital, the doctors, nurses and staff of Hurley Medical Center consider you and your family to be important partners in your care and safety. One important way that you can be involved is to speak up. Please speak up about any issues relating not only to your care and treatment, but also to the quality and safety of Hurley’s overall hospital services and short videos that are part of TJC campaign can be found at: http://www.jointcommission.org/topics/speakup_posters_and_videos.aspx