Our Lady of the Lake participates in national initiatives for public reporting of quality measures. Good information helps patients to make informed decisions about their healthcare choice.
Our commitment is to providing high quality and safety to patients and we continue efforts to improve quality according to standards from The Joint Commission in the following areas:
Research shows that following the guidelines for these quality measures leads to significantly better outcomes for patients.
Improving Quality at Our Lady of the Lake
Our Lady of the Lake reports information on hospital performance related to healthcare processes through Hospital Compare.
We have made a significant investment in the following areas and continue improvements:
Technology – Our caregivers and multidisciplinary teams use state-of-the-art software technology and clinical information systems to reinforce patient safety throughout the organization.
Scanning system - OLOL has also implemented bar-coding, a scanning system that helps nurses ensure the right medication is given to the right patient and provide a reliable reminder system to enhance communication between care teams.
Physician Involvement - Physicians are involved in every aspect of the hospital’s quality initiatives and lead teams to address processes, make recommendations for improvement and guide implementation.