Comox hospital still has B grade in CBC voting

Comox Valley residents can now rate St. Joseph's General Hospital online.

Comox Valley residents can now rate St. Joseph’s General Hospital online.

CBC’s the fifth estate launched the online hospital ranking tool, Rate my Hospital, Wednesday for a project it’s working on in an effort to make the system more transparent.

As of Monday morning, St. Joseph’s was sitting at an overall B rating.

St. Joseph’s president and CEO Jane Murphy says data showing hospital performance is always helpful.

“At St Joseph’s we are committed to measuring and continually improving performance to support our goal of delivering the best care possible to the community we serve,” she says, adding the hospital will monitor the CBC data along with its other sources to continue to assess and improve St. Joseph’s performance. “As with any data it is important to be thoughtful in interpreting the (CBC) data and using it in a positive way for improvement.”

The website lists over 600 hospitals across the country and users can rate their hospital of choice by respect, communication, timeliness, cleanliness, and whether they would recommend that hospital.

St. Joseph’s has three out of five stars for all of the categories.

The hospital also has B ratings for: mortality after surgery; nursing-sensitive adverse events, medical patients; readmission after surgery; and readmission after medical treatment.

St. Joseph’s sits at an A rating for nursing-sensitive adverse affects, surgical patients.

To rate St. Joseph’s, visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/features/ratemyhospital/profiles/st-josephs-general-hospital.

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