At Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System we care deeply about the well being of our patients and their families. As such, we believe it is important to be transparent and provide our patients with the necessary resources to make informed decisions about their care.
We provide measures in six major areas related to patient safety:
- Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
- Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)
- Clostridioides Difficile Infections
- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections (MRSA)
- Surgical Site Infections (SSI)
- Hand Hygiene
Although the infection rates at Hutch Regional are low compared to state and national levels, one infection is one too many. Every infection that is diagnosed is reviewed by a team of infection and quality experts who analyze how and why the infection occurred, and how to prevent it from repeating. These constant reviews have been very beneficial in maintaining our low infection rates.
Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System has received six Gold Seal of Approval accreditations from The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission has been acknowledged as the leader in developing the highest standards for quality and safety in the delivery of healthcare, and evaluating organization performance based on these standards. We use these standards to guide how we administer care and continuously improve performance.
Hospital Compare was jointly created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services, and other members of the Hospital Quality Alliance. This resource displays rates for Process of Care measures that show whether or not hospitals provide some of the care that is recommended for treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, asthma (children only) and surgical procedures.