Quality and safety at Elmbrook Memorial
Quality at Elmbrook Memorial
Quality at Wheaton Franciscan – Elmbrook Memorial is always top of mind in all our actions and interactions. Quality is also Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s highest priority. It is integral to our Mission to deliver the highest quality care possible to every patient. But we’re also committed to transparency in publicly reporting our quality outcomes.
We welcome you to compare our quality results against national and state averages in four treatment areas – heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery. These areas were selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for hospital quality comparisons because there are well-established national guidelines for the best ways to treat patients with these conditions.
Patient safety at Elmbrook Memorial
Patient safety at Elmbrook Memorial is taken very seriously. Throughout the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare system, patient safety is a key part of our commitment to quality and a positive patient experience. We have many initiatives that focus on patient safety including:
- A multidisciplinary Patient Safety Council
- Standardized colors for patient alert wristbands based on a best practice recommended by the American Hospital Association
- Conducting a pre-procedure verification process and performing a time-out before all surgical procedures
- Using bar code scanning for medication administration to reduce opportunity for errors
As a member of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, we participate in a number of state and national quality and safety reporting initiatives.
To see these reports and to learn more about our quality and safety initiatives, please click here.