Quality is the consistent measurement and accountability of medical care ensuring the safety, health and well-being of our patients. Hospitals vary in the quality of care they provide. A quality measure is one way to see how well a hospital is caring for its patients. This report card has quality measures on how often Barton Memorial Hospital can provide recommended care known to get the best results for: Pneumonia, Heart Failure, Surgery, Emergency Department Care and Preventive Care.
The measures are based on scientific evidence about treatments that are known to get the best results. Health care experts and researchers are constantly evaluating the evidence to make sure that guidelines and measures continue to reflect the most up-to-date information. Sometimes, guidelines and measures are modified to reflect new evidence.
This report card shows measures that are based on data from our hospitals' patient records. The data is converted to rates that measure how well Barton cares for their patients. Percentages may be affected by such factors as how many patients are included in the calculation.
There also are specific reasons you should not get a certain treatment. For instance, a recommended treatment to help prevent a heart attack is to take aspirin daily. However, you should not take aspirin if you are allergic to aspirin. Patients who should not get the recommended care are not counted in the measures.
Since our inception in 1963 Barton Health has been fully accredited by Joint Commission and licensed by the state of California.
Barton Recognized As Top Performing Hospital
The Joint Commission identified Barton Memorial Hospital as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. "Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care." Read More >>
Capnography Program Receives National Award
The Joint Commission recently recognized Barton Memorial Hospital’s capnography program for “Best Clinical Application.” A capnography machine is a respiratory device that monitors a patient’s breathing during anesthesia and intensive care. By reviewing and improving prevention processes and implementing awareness programs in the last four years, Barton Hospital greatly reduced risks and improved patient safety. Learn More >>
Four Star Experience Rating
Barton Memorial Hospital achieved a four star rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Patient Experience. Each Medicare certified acute care hospital across the nation receives a patient perception rating between one and five stars based on patient satisfaction surveys. Of the 298 California hospitals assessed, Barton Hospital ranked in the top 14%. Read More >>
'A' Grade for Patient Safety in Hospital Safety Score
New Hospital Safety Scores were announced by The Leapfrog Group, and Barton Memorial Hospital received an A, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
The Leapfrog Group provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system; the Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice a year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Read More >>
Click on the links to the left, or at the bottom on a mobile device, to see how Barton Health compares to other hospitals in the state of California and across the United States.