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Now You Can Compare Quality and Safety For Outpatient Surgery!

For the first time ever, Memphis-area employers and their employees and families have access to important information on the quality of care for elective outpatient surgery, whether it is provided in a hospital or in an ambulatory surgical center (ASC). This is critical information since 60% of surgeries in the US are now peformed in hospital outpatient deparatments or ASCs.

Eight (8) ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) and 10 hospital outpatient surgery departments (HOPD) in the Memphis-area voluntarily reported this information in response to the Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey and the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

This joint effort provides purchasers and consumers with information to compare the same procedure, whether offered at a hospital or an ASC, across a range of topics important to purchasers, employers and patients, including:

  • Basic information about the ASC or HOPD
  • Training and education of medical, surgical, and clinical staff
  • Volume and safety of procedures
  • Patient safety practices
  • Patient experience

Click here to get information on Memphis-area ambulatory surgery centers. ASCs reporting this information include Le Bonheur East Surgery Center, Wolf River Surgery Center, GI Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopy Center - Wolf Park, GI Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopy Center - Wolf River, GI Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopy Center - Southaven, Germantown Surgery Center Methodist, Campbell Clinic Surgery Center, and Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center. 

Click here to get to hospital information. Select "view ratings" for a hospital and then select those sections for outpatient surgery. Hospitals reporting this information include Baptist Memphis, Baptist Collierville, Baptist DeSoto, Le Bonheur, Methodist Germantown, Methodist North, Methodist University, Methodist South, Methodist Olive Branch, and Regional One.

"This is the first time ASCs have been asked to report this type of information. To have key ASC providers including Campbell Clinic, Gastro One, Methodist Healthcare, and University Clinical Health step up and be willing to share and be held accountable for their quality and safety is outstanding. Of the 9 ASCs reporting in Tennessee, 7 are in Memphis. Of the two ASCs reporting in Mississippi, one is in the Memphis market. Our inaugural reporting rates are a reflection of the leadership of our healthcare community. We anticipate that other Memphis-area ASCs will report as this program continues to grow", said Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO of the Memphis Business Group on Health. Memphis Business Group on Health is the Leapfrog Regional Leader for west Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi. 

Posted by Cristie Travis at 2:19 PM

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