Experience and Quality

When it comes to treating a particular disease, experience is an important indicator of quality. Studies show better results for physicians/hospitals that treat a high number of patients for a particular disease and perform large numbers of procedures/surgeries to treat it.

Several independent organizations across the country make it their job to assess and rate quality in healthcare. The following resources will help you learn how Sacred Heart Hospital measures up for experience and quality:

  • American Hospital Association (AHA) Quality Center provides several resources for evaluating and comparing hospital quality and making informed decisions.
  • Hospital Compare offers data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
  • The Joint Commission, an independent not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits more than 16,000 healthcare organizations in the United States, provides an important Quality Check resource.