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Hospital Compare

The Hospital Compare website helps you make better health care decisions, and enhances Mary Lanning Healthcares commitment to excellence.

The Hospital Compare website shows whether or not participating hospitals provide some of the care that is recommended for patients being treated for a heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia or patients having surgery. Hospitals voluntarily submit data from medical records about the treatments their patients receive for these conditions. The data includes patients with Medicare, those enrolled in Medicare health plans, and those who don’t have Medicare.

This information helps you, your health care provider, family, and friends compare the quality of care provided in the hospitals that agree to submit data on the quality of certain services they provide for certain conditions. This quality information not only helps you make good decisions about your health care, but also encourages hospitals to improve the quality of health care

Hospital Compare displays the Survey of Patients’ Hospital Experiences, using data collected from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey. The intent of the HCAHPS initiative is to provide a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients' perspectives on hospital care.

Information available within the website is data compiled from all reporting hospitals across the Nation. Because of the large volume of data and the time it takes to analyze the data and make comparisons to region, state and Nation, the data available is generally about 9 – 12 months old by the time it is displayed on the website. The information provided is for a 1 year time span and is updated quarterly; however the end time of the information will be approximately this time last year.

Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), along with the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). The HQA is a public-private collaboration established to promote reporting on hospital quality of care. The HQA consists of organizations that represent consumers, hospitals, doctors and nurses, employers, accrediting organizations, and Federal agencies. The information on this website can be used by any patients needing hospital care.