Culture of Safety
ISP Award for the Quality Department
SHC would like to offer a heartfelt
“thank you!” to the inspirational
Nursing Quality Team for all of your contributions to SHC nursing and for your exemplary patient improvement efforts!
Culture of Safety Survey
Made great strides in reducing patient mortality and saving lives. We ranked No. 9 among our peer AMCs in 2019, up from No. 18 a year ago and No. 74 in 2017.
Continued to improve our patient safety scores while maintaining our No. 4 ranking in effectiveness - a metric that emphasizes low readmission rates.
With these recent honors, Stanford Medicine joins an elite group of only five AMCs that currently claim the following:
Ranked among the top 10 hospitals by Vizient
Earned an "A" grade from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety
Placed in the top 12 hospitals by U.S. News and World Report
Received four stars from the CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System
In 2019, Stanford Healthcare received the prestigious Vizient Award for being among the top 10 national leading health care performers in overall safety and quality of care for both inpatient and ambulatory care. SHC’s inpatient platform was impressively ranked #8 out of 93 peer academic medical centers and ambulatory care was ranked #3 out of 50 peers. These two awards- the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award, and the 2019 Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award demonstrate the dedication of SHC’s frontline workers.
The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award measures performance based on safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, efficiency, and patient-centeredness from the Vizient Clinical Data Base, core measures data, the HCAHPs survey, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network. The Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award is determined from performance in five domains: access to care, quality, efficiency, continuum of care, and equity. 2019 was an incredible year for Stanford Medicine and was a period of hard work, collaboration to overcome the challenges of opening the innovative 500P building, and celebration of SHC’s tireless commitment to raising the bar in quality and excellence in patient care.