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Quality Measures and Awards

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is committed to improving the health and well-being of the people and communities it serves through leadership, education, innovation and excellence in medicine. In striving to reach that goal, we think it is important to share information about our quality measures and honors.

U.S. News and World Report 

Every year, U.S. New and World Report comprises a list of the best regional hospitals, and Missouri Baptist continually ranks among the best. We are listed second best in Saint Louis (behind our sister hospital Barnes-Jewish Hospital) and #4 in Missouri. In addition to the regional rankings, we are rated high-performing in eight specialties including aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure (CHF), heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, and lung cancer surgery.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center Receives Magnet® Designation for Nursing Excellence

In 2016, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, a member of BJC HealthCare, was named a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The prestigious designation is the highest credential a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care. Only about 400 out of nearly 6,000 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition.

Missouri Baptist joins fellow BJC hospitals Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's as the only Magnet-designated hospitals in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. In addition, BJC Healthcare's Boone Hospital Center (Columbia, Mo.) and Memorial Hospital Belleville (Ill.) have also achieved this recognition. Across the state, Missouri Baptist is now among seven recognized hospitals in Missouri. Learn more about Magnet.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Hospital Compare

In November 2001, HHS announced the Quality Initiative to assure quality health care for all Americans through accountability and public disclosure. The Initiative is intended to (a) empower consumers with quality of care information to make more informed decisions about their health care, and (b) encourage providers and clinicians to improve the quality of health care.

As part of this initiative, CMS has established Hospital Compare, a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients. This information can help you make informed decisions about health care. Hospital Compare allows you to select multiple hospitals and directly compare performance measure information related to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgery and other conditions. These results are organized by:

  • Patient Survey Results

    HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay. View Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s performance on important hospital quality topics.

  • Timely and Effective Care

    These measures show how often hospitals provide care that research shows gets the best results for patients with certain conditions. This information can help you compare which hospitals give recommended care most often as part of the overall care they provide to patients. View our quality measures for Timely and Effective Care

  • Complications

    Patients who are admitted to the hospital for treatment of medical problems sometimes get other serious injuries, complications, or conditions, and may even die. Some patients may experience problems soon after they are discharged and need to be admitted to the hospital again. These events can often be prevented if hospitals follow best practices for treating patients. View our performance on Complications

  • Readmissions and Deaths

    Measures of readmission show when patients who have had a recent hospital stay need to go back into a hospital again for unplanned care within 30 days of leaving the hospital. Measures of death show when patients die, for any reason, within 30 days of admission to a hospital. View our performance on Readmissions, Complications and Deaths

  • Use of Medical Imaging

    These measures give you information about hospitals' use of medical imaging tests (like mammograms, MRIs, and CT scans) for outpatients based on the following:

    • Protecting patients’ safety, such as keeping patients’ exposure to radiation and other risks as low as possible;
    • Following up properly when screening tests such as mammograms show a possible problem; and
    • Avoiding the risk, stress, and cost of doing imaging tests that patients may not need.

    View our Use of Medical Imaging measures.

  • Payment & value of care

    The payment measures add up all payments made for care starting the day the patient enters the hospital and continuing for the next 30 days. This can include payments made to the hospital, doctor’s office, skilled nursing facility, hospice, as well as patient co-pays made during this time. Payments can be from Medicare, other health insurers, or the patients themselves. Looking at how payments vary is one way to see differences in how hospitals and other healthcare providers care for patients.

    Looking at payment measures together with quality-of-care measures (such as death rates) allows you to assess the value of care in hospitals.

    The payment measures add up the payments for care starting the day the patient enters the hospital and continuing for the next 30 days. For example, this can include payments to the hospital, doctor’s office, skilled nursing facility, hospice, as well as patient co-pays made during this time. The quality measures below look at death rates in the first 30 days after patients are hospitalized. This includes deaths for any reason, not just from a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia.

    See how we compare to the national average.

American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program®

Missouri Baptist Medical Center and a few other BJC Healthcare hospitals participate in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. ACS NSQIP is the first nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. ACS NSQIP is designed to help hospitals improve surgical care through the use of risk-adjusted clinical data to identify areas of improvement and to find the practices that lead to better outcomes.

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission conducts an accreditation survey of Missouri Baptist Medical Center to evaluate our compliance with the nationally established Joint Commission standards. We continue to earn the Gold Seal for National Quality Approval.

The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

The Joint Commission also provides meaningful information about the comparative performance of accredited organizations through its quality check website. View our results.

As a patient, family member, community representative or employee of Missouri Baptist Medical Center you have the right to notify The Joint Commission regarding any concern about the quality of care provided, safety of care provided, or safety of the environment in which care is provided. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent and valid information about such matters should notify The Joint Commission.

Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission 
One Renaissance Boulevard 
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181 USA 
Phone: 800-994-6610 
Fax: 630-792-5636 
Email: complaint@jointcommission.org

Department of Health and Senior Services Health Care-Associated Infection Reporting

Hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in Missouri are required by state law and regulation to report data on selected HAIs, also known as nosocomial infections. Currently, data are reported for central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and surgical site infections (SSIs). Data on head-of-bed elevation (HOB) is also displayed. HOB is a process measure related to care in preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Visit the DHSS HAI reporting page to view the data.

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