U.S. News & World Report named Mills-Peninsula Health Services to its annual list of Best Hospitals 2014-15 for regional excellence in Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery and Gynecology. The annual U.S. News rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
“Every day our physicians, nurses and staff members work hard to enhance the health of our community through exceptional, compassionate care,” said Mills-Peninsula Health Services CEO Bob Merwin. “We’re proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the outstanding level of care consistently achieved by our services.”
Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored Mills-Peninsula with an “A,” its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay. Read More about Mills-Peninsula Earns ‘A’ Grade in Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score
Mills-Peninsula Health Services has received a designation for providing specialized care to geriatric patients. The program is called NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), and provides training for nurses and hospital leadership in issues related to caring for older patients.
The NICHE initiative started at Mills-Peninsula with a grant from the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation to support the specialized training. Jason Overby, an advanced practice nurse who specializes in geriatric care, spearheaded the program after recognizing the need. Read More about Mills-Peninsula Achieves Geriatric Care Designation
For the fourth year in a row, Mills-Peninsula Health Services has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Stroke Gold Plus award, part of the Get With The Guidelines stroke prevention program. The award recognizes Mills-Peninsula for treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to American Heart Association/American Stroke Association standards of care for at least two consecutive years and achieving 75 percent or higher compliance with seven of 10 stroke quality measures in the Get With The Guidelines program. Read More about Mills-Peninsula Receives Fourth Consecutive Stroke Quality Award
Mills-Peninsula Health Services achieved an “A” grade in the Fall 2013 update to the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.
Calculated twice per year, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce an A, B, C, D or F letter grade reflecting how safe hospitals are for patients. Mills-Peninsula has received “straight A” scores since the inception of the Hospital Safety Score in June 2012. Read More about Mills-Peninsula Receives ‘A’ Grade in Hospital Safety Score
For the second consecutive year, the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Mills-Peninsula Health Services for achieving high-quality surgical care. Mills-Peninsula was one of 37 hospitals in the country commended for achieving “meritorious outcome performances” in surgery cases from Jan. 1 -Dec. 31, 2012. Sutter Health affiliates California Pacific Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were also recognized.
“It is a great honor to be recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation for surgical outcomes,” says Bob Merwin, CEO. “We are proud of the hard work and dedication of our entire team, with special thanks to the outstanding leadership of surgeon Bruce Allen, M.D., and Pat Yadao, surgical nurse reviewer in the Quality Management Department.” Read More about Mills-Peninsula Honored for Quality Surgical Care