only about 2% OF hospitals perform at the prestigious 100 safecare hospitals level
"Medical Center, Navicent Health - along with all Navicent Health entities - bases its processes and procedures on the triple aim. We focus on quality, safety and efficiency in order to provide our patients with the right care at the right cost. To be selected to The SafeCare Group's 100 SafeCare Hospitals for the second consecutive year confirms that we are doing the right thing for our patients," - Dr. Ninfa Saunders, President and CEO, Navicent Health
Balanced Hospital Scorecard
To produce a meaningful ranking of US hospitals, The SafeCare Group® looked to existing law for guidance of a comprehensive framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals®. The distinguished medical and legal experts who designed, developed, and implemented The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 and The Affordable Care Act believed that a listing of high performing hospitals in the areas of low rates of infections, complications, and readmissions would promote strong incentives to improve care. These metrics subsequently became part of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid hospitals pay-for-performance programs. The SafeCare Group® adopted this framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® methodology, as it represented holistic, evidence-based metrics and reflect a Balanced Scorecard of low rates of infections, complications, and readmissions. Hospitals that performed poorly on these evidence-based metrics receive a financial penalty from the CMS. We believe that these listings would incentivize doctors, nurses and hospitals to improve care and reduce unnecessary errors that harm patients.