Optimal Care

What is optimal care?

When you get optimal care, it means you are receiving the best treatment for your medical problem or condition following guidelines that medical experts have identified as best practices.

Optimal care can be measured and it is based on national standards.

We measure how well we do at giving you optimal care in four areas:

Quality_heartattack  Quality_heartfailure  Quality_pneumonia  Quality_Surgery 
Heart Attack
Optimal Care
Heart Failure
Optimal Care
Community- acquired
pneumonia Optimal
Optimal Care

Treatment Standards

If you want to learn more about treatment standards, click on one of the links below. These standards are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Hospital Compare).

Treatment standards may not be best for you

When you read about treatment standards, keep in mind that they may not work at all times for every patient. Here is an example. Taking an aspirin every day is a standard treatment to prevent heart attack. But if you are allergic to aspirin, you should not take it.