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Hospital Compare: SMH rates better at preventing infections

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Read the Sarasota Herald-Tribune story here.

Feb/08/2012

healthgrades The federal government’s Hospital Compare website added an important new quality measure to help prospective patients compare hospital performance – the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections — preventable infections that can lead to serious complications following a hospital procedure or stay. While many hospitals in this region are too small to report enough cases to measure their performance, of the four hospitals with sufficient caseload volumes, Sarasota Memorial Hospital was rated better than the national benchmark. Venice Regional Medical Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital are rated at worse than the benchmark.

For more information about Sarasota Memorial’s quality ratings, visit our Quality & Safety page at: http://www.smh.com/p.aspx?p=248

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