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Our Commitment to Quality and Safety

  Calvert Memorial Hospital is committed to our community, with a focus on patient-centered care. High quality and safe patient care is not our goal, it is our priority. That means delivering the best possible care to every person, every time. We are dedicated to improving the way we do things on a continual basis.

Calvert Memorial Hospital's "Six Pillars of Excellence" guides our decision making and shapes the culture of our organization. The first pillar that supports our outstanding organization is Quality. CMH provides responsible, safe, reliable and effective care and services. We take pride in what we do.

What are Core Measures?

"Core measures" is the name of a nationwide study in which all accredited hospitals participate. It is designed to help hospitals provide the highest quality outcomes based on the latest research available. These standards were initially presented to hospitals in 2000 from the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Hospitals began publicly reporting their outcomes in 2003. Calvert Memorial Hospital participates in five of these measures: Heart Attack (AMI), Pneumonia (PN), Heart Failure (HF), Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), Children's Asthma Care (CAC), and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE).

Calvert Memorial Hospital strives to achieve 100% compliance in all measures. We are constantly evaluating and improving on processes to meet and exceed our goals. We always put our patients first and are committed to providing the safest quality outcomes for our community.

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