Quality Measures & Performance Improvement
Quality measures are available to allow Firelands Regional Medical Center to compare itself with industry leaders and identify opportunities upon which to focus resources and efforts for improvement. Such comparisons can also help consumers choose resources for their healthcare based on quality processes and outcomes. When choosing Firelands, you can do so with confidence.
Significant Accreditations, Certifications, and Recognitions
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) -- sets standards and promotes excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research. The AASM accredits both sleep disorder centers and home sleep apnea testing programs.
- American College of Cardiology (ACC) -- a nonprofit medical society dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism.
- American College of Radiology (ACR) -- a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.
- American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer -- benefits an array of health care professionals, patients, and facilities through standard-setting, accreditation, and educational activities. The Commission on Cancer develops educational resources, offers useful training opportunities, and stays up to date on the latest cancer care trends and treatments.
- American College of Surgeons (ACS) Verified Level III Trauma Center -- verifies the presence of trauma centers listed in Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient.
- American Diabetes Association -- works to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Each year, the American Diabetes Association recognizes and honors individuals who have met the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) which are designed to define quality diabetes self-management education that can be implemented in diverse settings and will facilitate improvement in health care outcomes.
- American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) -- dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education.
- Blue Distinction Center+ -- recognizes healthcare facilities for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care. The following types of specialty care may be recognized: bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip replacement, maternity care, spine surgery, and transplants.
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to ensure quality laboratory testing.
- College of American Pathologists (CAP) -- the leading organization of board-certified pathologists and serves patients, pathologists and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
- Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation (CARF) -- an independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers in the areas of aging services, behavioral health, child and youth services, DMEPOS, employment and community services, and medical rehabilitation.
- Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) -- authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to survey all hospitals for compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation and Coverage.
- Healthgrades -- independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of the analysis, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients are upon admission.
- HomeCare Elite -- an annual compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States. This market-leading review names the top 25% of agencies in home health performance measures.
- Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) -- develops standards and methods for evaluation of the quality of care delivered. The IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management and cardiac electrophysiology.
- iVantage Health Analytics- HEALTHSTRONG Hospital -- an elite group of hospitals who established a new standard for delivery of higher quality care at lower cost.
- National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission -- Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is the entity that is responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs, both postsecondary and higher degree, which offer either a certificate, a diploma, or a recognized professional degree (clinical doctorate, master’s/post-master’s certificate, baccalaureate, associate, diploma, and practical).
- Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) -- a Cabinet-level state agency that serves Ohio citizens with a comprehensive approach to alcohol and other drug and gambling addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services. The Department coordinates a statewide network of publicly-funded services designed to help all Ohioans in need of care related to substance abuse, addiction and problem gambling issues.
- Ohio Department of Mental Health (OhioMHAS) -- provides statewide leadership of a high-quality mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery system for Ohioans.
- Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) -- an international nonprofit organization committed to leading the fight to eliminate heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide. It accredits hospitals who have achieved a higher level of expertise when dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.
- Primary Stroke Center -- from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, nationally-recognized accreditation authority. This Primary Stroke Certifications shows that Firelands has the capacity to stabilize and treat acute stroke patients, provide acute care and administer tPA and other acute therapies safely and efficiently. Firelands has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center since 2007. The stroke care provided at Firelands includes emergency care, including TeleStroke technology, diagnostic care, physicians specializing in stroke care, comprehensive rehabilitation and services to assist patients in recovery from stroke.
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