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People come to 100 SafeCare Hospitals to connect with great hospitals. This site is a consumer-oriented service that can help health consumers make informed decisions about their healthcare.
Our Simple Mission
Empowering patients, caregivers, and providers with reliable healthcare information.
Our Compelling Vision
A relentless commitment to safe healthcare through reliable information.
Our Enduring Values
We value honesty, trust, and reliability in all our work.
2nd Decade of Hospital Ratings
The Truth about U.S.A. Healthcare Performance
The Commonwealth Fund published in its "Mirror, Mirror" article that USA healthcare ranked dead last when compared to 11 other developed nations. The USA ranked last place in areas of access to care, administrative efficiency, equity, and healthcare outcomes. While coming in last place is horrible in itself (for a country that claims to have the best healthcare system in the world), it is the sheer number of lives that are affected that really matters. Imagine if two jumbo jets with seats filled to capacity crashing, killing everyone on board. Every single day. The equivalent happens from medical error deaths every day in the good ole USA. Each year, an estimated quarter of a million Americans (estimate 250,000 - 440,000) die from medical errors.
Poor Hospital Performance
Mediocre performance of USA healthcare stems from (at best) mediocre performance of USA hospitals. Despite spending far more on healthcare than other high-income nations, the USA scored poorly on many key hospital measures including: preventable hospital admissions, postoperative complications, and maternal mortality. Each year, millions of patients are affected from shabby care, bad treatments, and poor services from healthcare providers. Poor hospital performance is intricately tied to:
§ Outdated hospital accreditation methods;
§ Unpoliced GPO anticompetitive business practices;
§ Lack of hospital systems executive accountability;
§ Ineffective CMS pay-for-performance programs;
§ Overabundance of defensive medicine.
Simple Truth about Hospital Ratings & Recognitions
§ Hospital ratings based solely on a set of selected complications are incomplete and conjecture as they lack time-tested, evidence-based metrics like 30-day Hospital Readmissions, and Timeliness of Care.
§ Hospital ratings based only on a hospital’s reputation are unscientific and subjective as they lack time-tested, evidence-based metrics like Hospital-Acquired Infections and 30-day Hospital Deaths rates.
§ 100SafeCareHospitals.com is a consumer-oriented service that can help consumers make informed decisions about their health care. The Star Ratings include quality measures for the routine care an individual receives when being treated for heart attacks and pneumonia to quality measures that focus on hospital-acquired infections and hospital-acquired complications. The time-tested, evidence-based metrics of 100SafeCareHospitals.com are collectively called Recognizing Healthcare Excellence®.
Patients’ Lives Matter
For more than decade, we listened to the numerous emails, letters of complaints, suggestions, and feedback from health consumers and created an easy tool for hospital consumers to find and compare hospitals in all 50 states. Our members are down-to-earth folks seeking to find dependable hospitals that deliver high-quality care. Since 2013, we published ratings, rankings, and reviews on more than 4,500 different US hospitals in the areas of timely care, serious complications, hospital-acquired infections, unplanned rehospitalizations, and deaths. Our goal since the beginning was to empower patients, caregivers, and providers with information to improve healthcare and reduce unnecessary medical errors.
100 SafeCare Hospitals®
Our goal since the beginning was to empower patients, caregivers, and providers with reliable information to improve healthcare and reduce unnecessary errors.
About Our Members
Our members are just like you – down-to-heart folks seeking to find dependable hospitals that deliver high-quality care and connect others with great hospitals by sharing actual first-hand care experiences with hospitals. There is strength in numbers.
Hospital of the Year
Hospital of the Year is an annual issue of The SafeCare Group that recognizes the one hospital that:
1. Consistently outperformed all other US hospitals for all four quarters of the year in the holistic, evidence-based metrics of 100safecarehospitals.com.
2. Demonstrated 5-Star achievements in the balanced hospital scorecard of timely care, hospital-acquired infections, serious complications, unplanned rehospitalizations, and death rates.