Measurable Quality

 Anna Jaques has achieved notable results in several areas over the past year, striving to bring many of our rates down to "zero".

Across the country, hospitals focus on initiatives to decrease hospital acquired infections, reduce the number of preventable medical errors, and increase patient safety and the quality of patient care.

A great big ‘thank you’ to the Surgical Day staff. I could not have received a more professional, courteous, and kind group of people…the nurses, the transport associates, the check-in staff and others, who made a very stressful surgery as comfortable as possible.

The graphs below demonstrate considerable improvement in four key areas. These goals are the result of tremendous teamwork and focus by our staff on a daily basis to provide the best care possible to every patient, every time.

For patients who had elective knee or hip surgery, the Surgical Site Infection (SSI) rate was zero at the end of FY16. This is an outstanding achievement few hospitals can claim.

No patient at Anna Jaques has had a Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer (stage 2 or greater) in 18 months.

For the entire year, no bladder infections occurred in patients whose medical condition requires placement of a urinary catheter.

The hospital's overall rate of Surgical Site Infections (SSI) has dropped considerably over the past year.