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Accredited Ambulatory Health Care and Surgery Centers (AAAHC)

The nonprofit Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) currently accredits over 6000 organizations in a wide variety of ambulatory health care settings, including ambulatory and office based outpatient surgery centers, IVF clinics and specialty clinics. Consumers can specify Student Health Center, Endoscopy center, Indian health center, military health care facility or ambulatory surgery center under Organization Type. (See also Joint Commission site for hospital-owned ambulatory surgery center accreditation.)

Accredited Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)

Browse the news releases to find outpatient surgery facilities accredited by the nonprofit American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery (AAAASF). Over 2200 facilities are reportedly accredited, and include cosmetic and plastic surgery centers, & endoscopy centers. No database. Consumers may wish to read about the standards

Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facilities in Canada

Click on Member Search to find surgicentres in any province in Canada, that are accredited by The Canadian Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (CAAASF). Unknown how many surgery facilities there are; Cosmetic surgery appears to be the dominant type of surgical center listed

Accredited Healthcare Facilities - Joint Commission Accreditation (all states)  Editor's Pick

The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO - Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) accredits hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Quality Check provides accreditation and comparison information for hospitals, home health/hospice, laboratories, some nursing homes & assisted living centers, and other health care services. Click on View Accreditation Quality Report to see actual scores for acute care hospitals 2014-2015

Accredited Hospitals - Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program

The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), founded by the American Osteopathic Association, lists names of acute hospitals and their laboratories, critical access hospitals, office-based and other ambulatory surgery centers; behavioral health, and primary stroke centers, that are accredited under the HFAP program. Competitor to the Joint Commission

Alabama Nursing Home Deficiencies, Assisted Living, Hospitals, Surgery Centers, Etc.

Find free reports on deficiencies for AL nursing homes, assisted living, outpatient surgery facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, end stage renal disease treatment (kidney dialysis) centers, rehab facilities and more. Some Inspection reports may contain no deficiencies, but simply report a regulatory visit. Site by the Alabama Department of Public Health

California - 2016-17 HMO, PPO, & Medical Group Ratings Report Card  Editor's Pick

Compare 10 largest California HMO health insurance plans: Aetna Health, Anthem Blue Cross HMO, Blue Shield, Cigna, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente Northern and Southern CA regions, Sharp, United Healthcare and Western Health Advantage. Compare 5 PPOs: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare. Clear, simple star system used for overall rating. In addition, get more details about member satisfaction, complaint rates, asthma, cancer screening, child/adolescent health, diabetes, heart care, maternity care, mental health, back pain, immunization, and smoking cessation. More than 200 Medical Group ratings also provided by county for the larger groups of doctors. Prepared by the California state Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA), using 2015 data (reported in 2016)

Colorado Health Facilities & Home Health - Complaints, Occurrences, Surveys

Shows complaints, inspection surveys, and adverse events that must be reported to the state for all types of facilities licensed by Colorado, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences, ambulatory surgery, birth centers, chiropractic centers, dialysis clinics, hospice and home health agencies, outpatient physical therapy, adult day programs, mental health clinics, portable x-ray services, trauma center. State government website by the CO Department of Public Health and Environment

Colorado Hospital & Ambulatory Surgery Infection Rates 2011 (pdf)

CO Dept. of Public Health (CDPHE) reports 2009-2010 patient infections acquired in health facilities, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers). Infection Rates are compared to national average, on surgical site infections for cardiac bypass, hip replacement, knee replacement surgery, inpatient & outpatient hernia repair, catheter associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in adult or neonatal ICU, critical care units & long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), and dialysis treatment centers (DTCs). Hospital list starts on page 25 (of 127) in 2011 Annual Report, pub. Jan. 2011

Compare Community Health Center ratings

Find performance levels of about 1200 community health centers by state, on clinical measures: diabetes, hypertension, prenatal care, low birth weight, childhood immunizations and cervical cancer screening. UDS data from 2010, no update readily available

Florida Inspection Reports - All health facilities, 2012

Recent inspection reports for all types of healthcare faciilities in Florida. Site includes ambulatory surgery centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, birth centers, hospitals, clinics, home health, hospice, lab, MRI and imaging centers (see health care clinics), dialysis, rehab agencies, residential treatment centers and more. Both regular biennial inspection reports, and those from complaint investigations are included. Site by FL Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is easy to use. Updated for 2012

Illinois Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center Ratings and Prices (IDPH)

Compare IL hospitals on heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention, knee arthroscopy, cardiac surgery, safety measures, infection rates, some survival information, patient satisfaction, more. See volume and 2015 median charges (closest you'll get to average cost) for selected types of inpatients (e.g. birth, c-section, appendectomy, COPD, gall bladder), and outpatients at ambulatory surgery centers (such as bunionectomy, hernia repair, colonoscopy, lens, lumpectomy, tonsillectomy). May get a full report for one hospital at a time, or one measure at a time for multiple hospitals side-by-side, with state averages. Hospital Report Card by IL Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) for all IL cities incl. Chicago area, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, Champaign. Updated 2017, using 2015 data

Indiana Ambulatory Surgical Center Consumer Reports

IN State Dept. of Health (ISDH) reports of accreditation status, survey inspection findings, deficiencies and complaints for outpatient surgery centers

Indiana Hospital & Ambulatory Surgery Center Medical Errors 2014

Indiana Medical Error Reporting System final report for 2014 summarizes 114 reportable events in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers in 2014. Adverse Events such as leaving a foreign object inside a patient after surgery, operating on the wrong body part. or Stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers (bedsores) acquired after admission, are based on NQF's list of 28 serious, largely preventable adverse events. List of events by facility name is a separate 293-page pdf file called Data Tables. Market share data included. Published by IN State Dept. of Health (ISDH, in.gov) October 2015

LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index Ratings of Hospitals and Clinics 2017

Annual Healthcare Equality Index designated 303 U.S. hospitals, clinics and other facilities as Equality Leaders for their policies and practices related to the gay, lesbian, bisexual transgender and queer community. Criteria include patient non-discrimination, hospital visitation, employment policies and training in LGBTQ patient-centered care. Prepared by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2017

Maine Doctor and Medical Group Ratings, 2014

Maine Patient Experience Matters from the Maine Quality Forum coalition. Compare health center, doctor & clinic ratings (primary care, specialists and pediatrics) for patient satisfaction, getting timely appointments and communication. Percent positive understates what is shown. In the fine print, it says these are Top Box scores, which means the percent of people who gave the highest possible ratings of 9 or 10. Scores from Aug. 2014 to Feb. 2015. Partners include Maine Health Management Coalition, DHSS, Maine Quality Counts, & Muskie School of Public Service

Massachusetts - Serious Reportable Events in Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers, 2014

See latest report on Serious Reportable Events - like Falls, Pressure Ulcers (bedsores), or surgical mistakes in MA acute care hospitals, non-acute hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers during 2014. Excel file only; PDF no longer available. From Mass.gov Health and Human Services, June 2015; updated every 6 months

Massachusetts Primary Care Clinic Ratings and Patient Satisfaction  Editor's Pick

Compare adult and pediatric clinical quality and patient experience among primary care medical groups in Massachusetts. Must choose location first. Includes medical clinics that have 3 doctors or more. Patient satisfaction (willingness to recommend the clinic, ability to get a pediatric or primary care appointment and more) is measured statewide. Quality ratings on cancer screening, lower back pain, diabetes tests, medication management, depression, ADHD, strep throat, asthma care, well child visits, and more. Healthcare Compass MA site by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) shows 2014 scores

Minnesota - Adverse Health Events in MN Hospitals & Ambulatory Surgery Ctrs 2016

Report of 316 adverse health events required to be reported by Minn. law, that occurred in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and behavioral health hospitals. These [Never Events] such as falls or pressure ulcers (bedsores) that resulted in a patient's death or serious injury, or a foreign object left in during surgery, or operating on the wrong patient or wrong body part, were reported between October 2014 and Oct. 2015. There were 93 serious injuries and 16 deaths. View facility-specific data in the 120-pg pdf (near end of the report). Adverse Events in the 2016 report came from 78 hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers. Report by MN Department of Health Feb. 2016

Minnesota - Health Care Quality Report 2010 (MDH)

Find quality ratings of physician clinics and hospitals for diabetes, heart and vascular care, cancer screening, pediatric care and immunizations, selected surgery, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, infections, childbirth, hip fracture, survival rates and more. State is organized into 4 regions; includes little towns and major metro areas. Data from 2008 to 2010; report by the MN Department of Health. Not yet updated for 2016

Minnesota, ND, SD, WI - Physician Clinic Ratings - HealthScores  Editor's Pick

Compare side-by-side (3 at a time) over 500 participating medical groups, hundreds of clinic locations and urgent care centers in Minnesota, Fargo, Grand Forks, Sioux Falls, and some WI communities for diabetes, vascular care, and mental health (depression). Some clinics also have patient satisfaction scores. Medical groups include Allina, Altru, Apple Valley, Aspen, Avera, Brainerd, Children's Physician Network, Dakota Clinic, Edina, Fairview, Fergus, Grand Itasca, Gundersen, HealthEast, HealthPartners, Lakewood, Mankato, Mayo Clinic, MeritCare, Innovis, North Memorial, Northstar, Olmsted, Osceola, Park Nicollet, Regina, Ridgeview, Sanford, St. Cloud CentraCare, St. Luke's, St. Mary's Duluth Clinic (Essentia), Stillwater, United, University of Minnesota, Winona Clinic, and more; OB-GYN clinics, Urgent care such as Express, MinuteClinic, Priority Pediatrics. Separate Disparities report shows additional clinic ratings for Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care patients for cancer screening, controlling high blood pressure, heart (coronary artery) disease, asthma, immunization, appropriate care for children with colds and sore throats and more. Report by MN Community Measurement (founded by the MN Medical Association and seven non-profit health insurance plans). Uses 2014 data. Interactive easy-to-use format

Missouri Healthcare-Associated Infections - Central Line, Surgery & Ventilators  Editor's Pick

Three types of hospital-acquired infections - Central Line Associated Bloodstream (CLAB) Infections, Surgical Site Infection rate, and Head of Bed elevation to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia - are presented by hospital or ambulatory surgery center (ASC) name, along with a symbol identifying whether the facility has a lower or higher rate than its comparison group. Click on DATA if you want to see the actual numbers of infections. Surgery infections available for hysterectomy, hip, heart bypass (CABG), outpatient breast surgery and hernia repair. Report by the MO Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) uses 2011 data. Click on Infection Reporting Data

WA Clinic and Health Plan Quality Ratings (WACommunityCheckup.org)

Compare care among more than 50 medical groups, 9 health insurance plans and 9 accountable communities of health (ACOs). Click on Chart Pack to quickly see Health plan and doctor clinic ratings. Group Health, Aetna, Cigna, Regence Blue Shield, Premera Blue Cross, Kaiser, Asuris, LifeWise and United Healthcare included. Community Checkup by Washington Health Alliance, uses 2014-2015 data, pub. 2016

WA Clinic and Medical Group Patient Satisfaction Ratings 2015

Find patient experience ratings with 266 clinics in 14 Washington counties. The primary care clinics represent 75 different medical groups. Patients rated getting timely appointments, communications with their doctors and other providers, office staff, overall rating and more. Survey done in Fall 2015, with a solid 31% response rate. FQHC patient ratings are included. Clinic ratings are grouped as Better, Average or Worse. Pub. by WA Health Alliance, 2016

Wisconsin Collaborative (WCHQ) - Physician Group Ratings  Editor's Pick

Compare WI physician clinics on measures related to Appointment availability (time to schedule a doctor's appt.), Diabetes, heart care, Hypertension, Cholesterol management, smoking & osteoporosis screening, pneumonia shot, patient satisfaction with clinics, and screening for Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer & Colorectal Cancer. Includes Affinity, Aurora, Bellin, Columbia St. Mary's, Dean, Franciscan Skemp, Gundersen Clinic, Luther Midelfort, Marshfield Clinic, Medical College Physicians, Mercy, Prevea, ProHealth, ThedaCare, UW Health and Wheaton Franciscan. Some info for Monroe Clinic, West Bend, and LakeShore Medical. The Sort-by-Rank option helps you see better performers on the top of your list for some items. Easy to read reports by WI Collaborative for Healthcare Quality; 2009 and 2010 data

Wisconsin Health Reports.org - Compare Medical Group Ratings

Compare the care provided by physicians and doctors in about 20 medical clinics across WI. Medical group ratings are shown for diabetes care, kidney function testing, heart care, cholesterol testing, blood pressure control, smoking advice to patients. Easy to read language; must be able to use a drop-down menu. Aurora, Bellin, Dean, Gundersen Lutheran, Mayo, Marshfield Clinic, Prevea, ProHealth, ThedaCare, UW and others. Sponsored by WCHQ Collaborative, WI Hospital Assn, and WI Medical Society; 2009-2010 data

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Canada - Nova Scotia Hospital Quality reports

Health system quality: Wait times, infections, and Serious Reportable Events are in the report by the Department of Health, Nova Scotia, Canada. 2015 data; often rolled-up to area or province-level

Diagnostic Imaging Centers Accredited by American College of Radiology

Interactive facility search for ACR-accredited facilities: Breast Ultrasound, MRI, Mammography, Radiation Oncology, CT (computed tomography or CAT scan), Nuclear Medicine and PET, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy and Ultrasound

England NHS and Independent Hospitals - Health Care Quality

Compare results for NHS Trusts and Independent hospitals of all types in England. CareQuality Commission provides inspection ratings of Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate. Overall Rating shown, as are how well the hospitals met standards for Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-Led. Inspection reports current through 2016

Georgia - Hospitals, nursing homes, home health, and more

Facility Inspection Reports by the Office of Regulatory Services at DHR - Locate any state-licensed, registered or certified health facility (including ESRD) or assisted living personal care homes in GA. Updated for 2012. Check to see if there is a report available. Limited comparative information. Most hospitals do NOT have inspection violation reports. Nursing home and home health reports are referred to the federal NursingHomeCompare and HomeHealthCompare Web sites

New York State Hospital Quality Ratings - nyhealth.gov

Select NY hospitals to compare in care areas like cardiac, or patient satisfaction, readmissions, death rates or infection prevention. Data updated each year, although dates are hard to find (hover over the hospital's score). The search by service feature shows burn care, maternity, kidney and other organ transplants. State Department of Health site. Able to search by county or region such as Long Island. Currently showing 2014-2015 data

Pennsylvania Health Care Facility & Home Health Locator

The PA Dept. of Health provides a search by county for an Ambulatory Surgical Center, Birth Center, Outpatient Rehab, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Renal/ Kidney Dialysis, Home Health Agency, Hospice, Hospital, Intermediate Care for Developmentally Disabled/Mentally Retarded, Nursing Homes, Pediatric Extended Care, Speech and Physical Therapy, Portable X-Ray, and Rural Health Clinic. Many of the sites have links to facility-specific inspection survey reports

South Carolina - Compare Hospital Associated Infection Rates (HAIs)

Find surgical site infection rates at SC hospitals for colon surgery, hysterectomy (abdominal), hip and knee replacements, and heart bypass (CABG), 2016 data. Central line infections in hospital ICUs, c. difficile and MRSA also shown; compare hospitals for one type of infection at a time. Provided by state Department of Health (DHEC)

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