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Quality of Care

The core measures are a set of quality performance standards that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission hold in common. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States.

Cone Health focuses on measuring improvements in four key areas:

  • Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), commonly known as heart attack. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies.
  • Heart failure (HF), sometimes known as congestive heart failure. This is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.
  • Pneumonia (PN), which a bacterial, viral or fungal infection of one or both of the lungs.
  • Surgical Infection Prevention (SCIP), which are measures taken to ensure that surgical sites do not become infected while the patient is hospitalized.

We display our data in quarterly increments, so you can identify trends over time. Our fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30. The results you see here are the most recent available, and have not yet been posted on hospitalcompare.gov.

Our scores will show you how often we provide the care that leads to the best outcomes for our patients during the treatment of heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. As you can see from the data, Cone Health maintains consistently high performance against these core measures.

Core Measures Data, July 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014

Heart Attack

Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival.
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%
Wesley Long Hospital

100%

Annie Penn Hospital

100%

  

Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%
Wesley Long Hospital

100%

  

Percentage of Heart Attack Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) Who Were Treated with Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs) and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) in the Hospital.
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%

  

Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%
Wesley Long Hospital

100%

  

Heart Attack Patients Given Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Within 90 Minutes of Arrival
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%

  

Statin Prescribed Upon Discharge
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%
Wesley Long Hospital

100%

  

Heart Attack Appropriate Care
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%
Wesley Long Hospital

100%

Annie Penn Hospital

100%

NC Average 98.8%
National Average 96.2%

Heart Failure

Left Ventricle Function (LVF) Assessment
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Wesley Long Hospital

100%

Annie Penn Hospital 100%

   

Heart Failure Patients Given Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE)Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARB) for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%
Wesley Long Hospital

100%

Annie Penn Hospital 100%

   

Heart Failure Appropriate Care Score.
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%
Wesley Long Hospital

100%

Annie Penn Hospital 100%
NC Average 96.4%
National Average 97.7%

   

Pneumonia

 
Blood Cultures Within 24 hrs Prior to or After Hospital Arrival
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%
Wesley Long Hospital 80%
Annie Penn Hospital

100%

   

Initial Antibiotic Selection for Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in Immunocompetent Patient
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%
Wesley Long Hospital 95.7%
Annie Penn Hospital

100%

   

Initial Antibiotic Selection in Immunocompetent Patients - Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Wesley Long Hospital 0%
Annie Penn Hospital 100%

   

Initial Antibiotic Selection in Immunocompetent Patients Non-ICU
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%
Wesley Long Hospital 100%
Annie Penn Hospital

100%

   

Pneumonia Appropriate Care Score
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Wesley Long Hospital 96.3%
Annie Penn Hospital

100%

NC Average 96.9%
National Average 96.9%

   

Surgical Infection Prevention

Prophylactic Antibiotic Received Within One Hour Prior to Surgical Incision
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 99.2%
Wesley Long Hospital 100%
Annie Penn Hospital

100%

Women's Hospital

100%

    
Prophylactic Antibiotic Selection for Surgical Patients
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 99.2%
Wesley Long Hospital 99.6%
Annie Penn Hospital

100%

Women's Hospital 100%
    
Prophylactic Antibiotics Discontinued Within 24 Hours After Surgery End Time
Moses Cone Hospital 98.8%
Alamance Regional 97.6%
Wesley Long Hospital 100%
Annie Penn Hospital

100%

Women's Hospital 100%
    
Cardiac Surgery Patients With Controlled 6 AM Postoperative Serum Glucose
Moses Cone Hospital 99.0%
    
Surgery Patients With Appropriate Hair Removal
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 100%
Wesley Long Hospital 100%
Annie Penn Hospital

100%

Women's Hospital 100%
    
Patients With Urinary Catheter Removed One or Two Days After Surgery
Moses Cone Hospital 99.5%
Alamance Regional 99.2%
Wesley Long Hospital 99.6%
Annie Penn Hospital

95.0%

    
Surgery Patients on Beta Blocker Therapy Prior to Arrival Who Received a Beta Blocker During the Perioperative Period
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Wesley Long Hospital 100%
Annie Penn Hospital

85.7%

Women's Hospital 100%
Surgery Patients Who Received Appropriate Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Within 24 Hours Prior to Surgery to 24 Hours After Surgery
Moses Cone Hospital 100%
Alamance Regional 90%
Wesley Long Hospital 100%
Annie Penn Hospital

100%

Women's Hospital 100%
    
Surgical Care Improvement Project Appropriate Care Score
Moses Cone Hospital 98.6%
Alamance Regional 98.7%
Wesley Long Hospital 99.5%
Annie Penn Hospital

92.3

Women's Hospital 100%
NC Average 96.5%
National Average 95.0%

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