Official Accreditation by the Joint Commission
Methodist Hospital is proud to be accredited by Joint Commission. In keeping
with Methodist Hospital's high standards of providing quality healthcare,
Joint Commission strives to continuously improve the safety and quality
of care provided to the public through the provision of heath care accreditation
and related services that support performance improvement in health care
Inherent in the accreditation by Joint Commission are standards that are
backed and driven by the health care professional community. The principal
responsibility of the Joint Commission is in service to the public and
the fundamental goal of the Joint Commission's mission-related activities
is improvement in organization performance.
Treating Sepsis at Methodist Hospital
Methodist Hospital recognizes and aggressively treats patients with Sepsis,
the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection
which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. A multi-disciplinary
team is responsible for developing protocols, processes and order sets
designed to treat our patients quickly and optimally using evidence based
practice. Education is provided to staff and physicians and daily surveillance
of all potential Sepsis patients is conducted. Timely feedback is provided
to staff and physicians in order to improve patient outcomes.
These conscientious efforts have been reflected in our Sepsis core measure
compliance rates since 2016.
2016 - 27.4%
2017 - 42.4%
2018 - 66.7%
Hospital acquired Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection
When a urinary catheter is not put in correctly, not kept clean, or left
in a patient for too long, germs can travel through the catheter and infect
the bladder and kidneys. In the latest report from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN),
Methodist Hospital has not had a Hospital acquired Catheter-associated
Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) in more than two years.