Woodland, CA, September 19, 2011 – Woodland Healthcare has announced that based on the most recent California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce (CHART) data, Woodland Healthcare was the only hospital in Yolo County to be awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence'. The honor recognizes exceptional performance in healthcare quality across 50 categories.
Twice a year, CHART, a third-party consumer-reporting agency, presents the Certificate of Excellence to hospitals that achieve "above average" or "superior scores" in five of the eight CHART measurement areas; receive no "below average" or "poor" score on any measure; and report data for all measurements for which they qualify. These measures include patient satisfaction and experience among common reasons for admissions such as cardiac care, maternity services and treatment for pneumonia. Participating hospitals voluntarily submit data, and more than 200 California hospitals take part.
"We are among the top performing hospitals in the state of California for patient safety, readmissions and patient experience" said Michael Patmas, MD, Woodland Healthcare Chief Medical Officer. "We are able to achieve these results due to our high level of physician integration."
For complete performance information about the hospitals participating in CHART, see CalHospitalCompare.org. Published by the California HealthCare Foundation, the online report card helps consumers easily search for quality information about hospitals by location, name or medical condition.
About Woodland Healthcare
Woodland Healthcare is Yolo County’s largest healthcare provider, serving the community since 1905. An integrated organization, Woodland Healthcare is comprised of Woodland Memorial Hospital, a 108-bed acute care facility and Woodland Clinic, a medical group of more than 100 healthcare providers. Woodland Healthcare offers the most comprehensive range of healthcare services in Yolo County, including onsite laboratory, imaging and pharmacy services. Woodland Healthcare is affiliated with Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the largest Catholic healthcare system in the western United States with 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. For more information, please visit our Web site at woodlandhealthcare.org.
CHART, a third-party consumer-reporting agency, was established in 2004 to develop a statewide hospital performance reporting system using a multi-stakeholder collaborative process. It presents the “Certificate of Excellence” to hospitals that achieve “above average” or “superior scores” in five of the eight CHART measurement areas; do not receive a “below average” or “poor” score on any measure, and report data for all measurements for which they qualify. These measures include patient satisfaction and experience in common reasons for admissions such as cardiac care, maternity services and treatment for pneumonia. For detailed information on each hospital participating in CHART, visit www.CalHospitalCompare.org. Published by the California HealthCare Foundation, consumers can search the online report card for quality information about hospitals by location, name or medical condition.