Who Measures Quality?
There are many avenues available for consumers to obtain information about healthcare quality measurements. Searching for this information can be overwhelming. We created these web pages to make it easier for you to get the most up-to-date facts about our quality performance.
Prominent institutions that report on hospital quality include:
US Department of Health and Human Services
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers a consumer website called Hospital Compare. Here you can find information about how hospitals nationwide treat patients with three of the most common medical conditions requiring hospitalization. These conditions are heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia. It also reports on surgical infection prevention.
If you would like to see how Bridgeport Hospital compares, click our Quality Scores.
Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO)
A not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest healthcare accrediting body. The Joint Commission sets standards that guide hospitals in delivering safe, quality care.