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Quality and Safety

Quality and Safety at HSS

HSS is committed to providing exceptional care by providing consumers with the information they need to make the best healthcare choices. We are proud of our commitment to excellence and have received widespread recognition for the outstanding quality of care we provide. All hospitals are not equal, and you will want to choose one that’s best for your individual needs.

What is quality in healthcare?

When we talk about quality in healthcare, we are generally talking about health outcomes – how successful a procedure is and how well a patient recovers. For example, when you have an orthopedic procedure, positive outcomes include improved mobility and decreased pain. In other words, how fast and well you can get back to doing the things you like to do. At HSS, we pay close attention to quality indicators, and are confident to say that we provide our patients with the best health outcomes with the safest possible environment.

How do we measure quality?

While health outcomes can be measured in many different ways, the healthcare community, including The Joint Commission, the federal agency that accredits hospitals, agrees that the measures highlighted below are accurate indicators of quality. Understanding quality measures will give you confidence in your healthcare choices. Quality indicators can help you learn about what outcomes you can expect from a hospital. One way to use this information is to look at whether the measure is improving over time.

Before you decide where to receive care, empower yourself with the data on this site. Studies show that people who are actively engaged in their healthcare decisions have more successful health outcomes.