Core Measures of Quality

The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has established standard treatment guidelines for several specific 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 the JCAHO guidelines achieve faster patient recovery and fewer complications.

These specific health care areas, listed below, are known as Core Measures. Click on the links below to compare UM Shore Regional Health hospitals’ performance with national averages.

Types of Care: Heart Attack

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

Types of Care: Heart Failure

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

Types of Care: Pneumonia

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

Types of 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 Type of Care - Cardiac

SCIP Type of Care - Infection Prevention