Core Measures of Quality

The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has established standard treatment guidelines for several different areas of health care. These treatment guidelines are consistent with the Joint Commission's mission "to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations." Studies have shown that hospitals following these guidelines experience faster patient recovery and fewer complications.

These areas, listed below, are known as core measures. Click on the links below to compare UM Shore Regional Health’s performance with national averages.

Type of Care

Heart Attack

UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
UM Shore Medical Center at Easton


Heart Failure

UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
UM Shore Medical Center at Easton


Pneumonia

UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
UM Shore Medical Center at Easton


Surgical Care

The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) lists specific treatment guidelines and preventative measures that, if followed, can lead to a significant reduction in surgical complications and patient morbidity. Click on the links below to view comparisons of UM Shore Regional Health's performance in these key measures with national averages. 

SCIP - Cardiac

UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
UM Shore Medical Center at Easton


SCIP - Infection Prevention

UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
UM Shore Medical Center at Easton