Quality and Safety
Reducing Hospital Acquired Condition Rates at Adventist Health Simi Valley
At Adventist Health Simi Valley, patient safety is our number-one priority. Hospital-wide and within specific patient care areas, we implement processes and practices that have been proven to produce the very best outcome for patients. Individual employees and teams of patient care professionals continually study our safety practices and make recommendations to further improve the way we provide care.
As a result of particularly intensive work over the past few years, many of our patient safety indicators at Adventist Health Simi Valley have improved significantly. (Note: The information reported by hospital watchdog groups and general media is sometimes based on old statistics, not the most recent available data.)
Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) are a national concern that can lead to an increase in the length of time a patient stays in the hospital, undue pain, and possible infection. Adventist Health Simi Valley has been using a performance improvement team approach to work at successfully refining the hospital’s processes to decrease the number of HAPUs.
- In 2014 the HAPU rate was 1.05 with a goal of 1.0
- In 2015 the HAPU rate was 0.90 with a goal of 1.0
- In 2016 the HAPU rate was 0.82 with a goal of 1.0
A surgical site infection (SSI) is an infection that occurs after around the surgery. They can cause pain, a rehospitalization or at times a second surgery. Adventist Health Simi Valley has been working with an interdisciplinary team to improve the hospital procedures in order to reduce the SSI rates.
- In 2015, Simi Valley Hospital’s SSI rate (per 100 procedures) was 1.65 with a goal of less than 2.0
- In 2016, Simi Valley Hospital’s SSI rate (per 100 procedures) was 0.81 with a goal of less than 2.0