​​Clinical Outcomes

To ensure we get the best clinical results for our patients, White Memorial uses seven performance measures to chart our progress.

To ensure we get the best clinical results for our patients, White Memorial uses seven performance measures to chart our progress: 1. Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Core Measure, 2. Heart Failure Core Measure, 3. Pneumonia Core Measure, 4. Stroke Core Measure, 5. Perinatal Core Measure, 6. Emergency Department Throughput (Outpatient) and 7. Emergency Department Throughput (Admissions).

CMS Core Measures: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has outlined a set of core measures – a checklist of steps in the care process – known to improve clinical outcomes for patients when performed consistently. White Memorial uses these checklists to improve care and achieve optimal results.

1. AMI Core Measure:

This includes aspirin on arrival to decrease the formation of blood clots & medications prescribed at the time of discharge to promote clinical quality outcomes & prevent further heart attacks.

Heart Attack (AMI) Core Measure Bar Graph

2. Heart Failure Core Measure:

This core measure gauges a hospital’s performance in three areas: discharge information, evaluating how the left side of the heart is functioning and the use of medications at time of discharge. White Memorial continues to perform at the nation’s highest levels.

Heart Failure Core Measure Bar Graph

3. Pneumonia Core Measure:

The measure includes processes that identify and treat pneumonia quickly.

Pneumonia Core Measure Bar Graph

4. Stroke Core Measure:

In 2010, White Memorial became a Certified Primary Stroke Center and continues to adhere to the care processes which ensure the best outcomes for our stroke patients.

Stroke Core Measure Bar Graph

5. Perinatal Care Core Measure:

In November 2013, The Joint Commission’s Board of Commissioners mandated an expanded set of evidence-based measures. The new measures include The Perinatal Care Core Measure Set for all hospitals with 1,100 or more births per year, effective January 1, 2014. This action is an important step in patient-centered care and for maternal and child health.

For White Memorial, the biggest opportunity is to continue educating our community on the benefits of breastfeeding.

Perinatal Care Core Measure

6. Emergency Room (ED) Throughput:

This refers to how effectively a patient moves through our Emergency Department, decreasing their wait time. The processes that influence throughput include triage, staffing, availability of specialty and diagnostic services, surgical scheduling and information technology resources. Disruptions in any one of these can create a backlog within the ED.

Emergency Room (ED) Throughput for Outpatients measures the time of arrival to the time the patient is discharged home from the ED.

ED Throughput - Outpatients Bar Graph

7. ED Throughput for Admissions

It measures the time of arrival to the time the patient is admitted to our hospital nursing unit.

ED Throughput - Admissions Bar Graph