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Tyrone Hospital Achieves High Scores for Quality of Care

Tyrone Hospital has achieved outstanding scores for the quality of care it provides to patients.

Quality of care in hospitals is determined largely by their performance in meeting a national set of patient care standards known as Core Measures.  

At Tyrone Hospital, we meet or exceed the maximum achievable scores for these standards.

The Core Measures are very specific steps of patient care that have been adopted to treat or prevent certain medical conditions. The Core Measures were established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services after extensive scientific research showed that following certain steps of care led to better outcomes and greater safety for patients. Now, most of the major health insurances and healthcare providers use these standards to evaluate the quality of hospital care.

Put simply, Core Measures are like following a recipe for patient care.  Use all the right ingredients and follow the recipe precisely and you will end up with a good result.  Leave something out or skip a few steps and your results may not be so good. 

Core Measures have been developed for certain medical conditions, generally those that affect large numbers of people in the general population or are related to key public health issues.

Tyrone Hospital participates in the following inpatient core measures:  myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care, since the majority of our particular patient population falls within these Core Measures.

Hospitals are evaluated on how thoroughly and consistently they follow the Core Measures.

Extensive data is compiled and evaluated to determine a hospital’s score. Scores are also used to compare hospitals to each other.

Tyrone Hospital’s performance was better than the overall scores for other hospitals in Pennsylvania.

In the current fiscal year Tyrone Hospital achieved a score of 99% on overall appropriateness of care measures.  When this is broken down into core measure categories, Tyrone achieved 95% compliance for surgical care and 100% on pneumonia, myocardial infarction and heart failure. The overall appropriateness of care measure average for Pennsylvaniawas 94% for surgical care and pneumonia was 91%, while myocardial infarction came in at 95%, and heart failure at 92%.

Tyrone Hospital has built a reputation for healthcare services that are easy to access and delivered with a personal touch.  Our high scores on the core measures demonstrate our unwavering commitment to deliver the highest quality and safest care to each and every patient-each time and every time they look to us for care.