As a designated comprehensive stroke center by The Joint Commission, UK HealthCare is distinguished from other stroke centers for meeting the highest standards of care to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. We are focused on quality of care for our patients and use several measures to benchmark our performance, including core measures and patient survival data.
Core measures are a set of evidence-based, scientifically researched processes or standards of care that are designed to improve outcomes for patients. Hospitals nationwide use these same core measures, which were established by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2000. Our goal is to provide this “best practice” care to all of our patients and to make sure it is documented accurately. By tracking our performance on these measures, we can see how well we’re doing and identify areas that might need improvement.
At its most basic, saving lives is what quality hospital care is all about. Severely ill or injured people come to our hospitals every day in search of help, and we pride ourselves on being able to provide it.
Not every life can be saved, of course. But helping people when the odds are against them by providing advanced technology, highly trained medical personnel, and care processes that are continually being reviewed and improved is what we’re here for.