Quality Resources

Hospital Compare

Allows consumers to compare hospitals based on quality, patient satisfaction, and Medicare payment and volume. Site administered by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Joint Commission

Provides comparison information on hospital quality measures, services, type of accreditation and specialty awards received.

Press Ganey

Press Ganey is a national vendor that allows our patients to report their experience with us and provides us the ability to determine how we compare, nationally.

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS)

The other type of survey that is sent out to our inpatients is a survey that was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

An independent not-for profit-organization, IHI focuses on motivating and building the will for change and ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations.

National Quality Forum (NQF)

The National Quality Forum is a nonprofit organization that operates to improve the quality of American health care.

The Leapfrog Group

Offers quality and patient safety information voluntarily sent by hospitals.

Alaska Health Planning and Systems Development

Health Planning and Systems Development runs programs that strengthen health care access with a focus on rural areas and under-served populations.

American Medical Association (AMA)

Provides information on board-certified physicians who have been trained in specialized areas of medicine.

Medical Board of Alaska

Licenses, investigates and disciplines medical doctors. Offers information about physician credentials, disciplinary action received and malpractice judgments.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Supports research to improve health care quality. Their website contains patient education on many health care topics.

State of Alaska Division of Healthcare Services

Advocates for health coverage that promotes the optimal health status for all Alaskans.

For more information

For more information about Providence Health & Services Alaska quality measures, please visit the Hospital Compare website.