Clinical Quality at BayCare
Our strategy is to continuously focus on clinical excellence ensuring each and every patient receives the absolute best care and outcomes possible. Each day we continue to pioneer clinical excellence through innovative learning, continuous process improvement and most importantly patient safety. In caring for hundreds of thousands of patients and families each year, we recognize that our patients, families, communities, and stakeholders may describe excellent care and quality outcomes in unique and personal ways. We at BayCare understand this uniqueness and value all perspectives on quality care. Supporting agencies such as CMS Hospital Compare, Leapfrog, CareChex, IBM/Watson Top Hospitals and Health Systems, US News and World Report, Health Grades, and others each bring a unique quality measurement approach to the industry as well. As such, we respect each of these efforts and would like to share some of our quality outcomes from these reports.
In the Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems 2019 national report, BayCare Health System scored in the 86th percentile overall in quality of care. This performance is compared to 112 other large health care systems across the country. In support of our philosophy of continuous improvement, we are also proud that this high achievement represents us placing in the top 1% (99th percentile) in continuous improvement over the last five years. What does this report measure?