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Outcomes

Florida Hospital Waterman is committed to providing our Lake County neighbors with the foremost in health care excellence. We are fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, which works to improve the quality of care of hospitals nationwide. Our accreditation is evidence of our dedication to superior, and always improving, health care quality.

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve care, we participate in a national initiative for public reporting of certain health care quality measures promoted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Joint Commission. The quality measures, also called core measures, refer to specific guidelines in the treatment of four common and costly conditions—heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection—and the medical literature shows that following these guidelines leads to significantly better patient outcomes.

These quality measures are based on actual clinical outcomes at Florida Hospital Waterman, and indicate how well a hospital is doing in following these measures. Please keep in mind when interpreting these results that, in some cases, it is better for the individual patient if the hospital deviates to some degree from these guidelines.

To see how Florida Hospital Waterman’s core measures compare to national and state average, use the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “Hospital Compare” tool. You can also use the Agency from Health Care Administration’s consumer website to learn more about hospitals’ consumer and performance measures.

Finally, for a closer look at the steps Florida Hospital Waterman is taking every day to improve our patients’ outcomes, read our Nursing Annual Report.