I was really pleased last week when I learned that two of Oregon’s large hospitals scored an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group for safety standards. I was actually treated at one of them – Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center – and remember thinking that it was quite nice. It’s located in Clackamas but I went there as I heard it had a good neo-natal unit for when Ethan was born. I’m not familiar with the other one that scored an A – McMinnville’s Willamette Valley Medical Center – but I love the Cornerstone Coffee Roasters for their Jiminy Cricket Milkshakes! But I digress.
I like to hear positive news stories about what is going on in my city, or state. It’s good to know that healthcare is a top priority for Oregonian officials and that safety standards are always trying to be maintained and improved.
The hospitals were evaluated via a few bodies including: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over 26 points were assessed, through three main categories: process measures; structural measures and outcome measures. The data that was analyzed is available to the public.
Let’s hear it for Oregon, and let’s keep the good news about our state coming in thick and fast.