Cardiovascular Services

Quality of Care

Public reporting of clinical outcomes gives consumers access to important information about the quality of care provided in hospitals.

The data is available on numerous websites, helping consumers make well-informed decisions about their medical care. As an organization entrusted with providing healthcare in the community, we feel that it is our utmost responsibility to ensure the quality of care that we provide.

When it comes to heart attacks and heart failure at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, the score pertaining to the quality indicators of care is one hundred percent – a score that is well above the national average and in some cases, the state average. Two major factors behind this score are:

  1. Our physicians best optimize the medications and treatments that our patients need, and
  2. We enable our nurses and staff to double-check and cross-check patients so that nothing is overlooked.

Listed below are the percentages of patients who received selected endorsed medical interventions at EMH between January 2011 and December 2011, as compared to state and national averages during 2011.

Heart Attacks NATL STATE EMH
Heart attack patients
given aspirin at discharge
99% 99% 100%
Primary PCI received within 90
minutes of hospital arrival
94% 95% 100%
Statin prescribed
at discharge
98% 98% 100%
Heart Failure NATL STATE EMH
Heart failure patients given
discharge instructions
93% 95% 100%
Heart failure patients given
an evaluation of left ventricular
systolic function
99% 99% 100%
Heart failure patients given
ACE inhibitor or ARB for
left ventricular systolic dysfunction
96% 97% 100%
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The Joint Commission Elmhurst Memorial Hospital is Joint Commission-certified for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Congestive Heart Failure, Stroke (Primary Stroke Center) and Inpatient Diabetes.
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Elmhurst Memorial Hospital has received accreditation in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Network

This site is part of the Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare network of Web sites, which covers a variety of topics using the same philosophy: When it comes to medical care, we know that you have a lot of options. And we want you to know that you're more than a patient to us. You're an individual. We would appreciate the opportunity to provide you with state-of-the-art medical care and down-to-earth, personalized attention.

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