Quality, Safety & Patient Satisfaction


HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital believes quality is an important part of healthcare. Quality is the surest way to meet our mission of proclaiming God's healing presence, through our exceptional healthcare services. Delivering exceptional healthcare; however, starts the moment a patient enters St. Mary’s.

From registration to discharge and at all encounters in between, St. Mary’s Hospital continuously strives for quality and service excellence.  

The information provided is offered to educate consumers about healthcare quality and provide a starting point for making informed decisions about health care options.  

St. Mary’s participates in several national and local programs designed to develop standardized and consumer-friendly ways of defining, analyzing and reporting quality information. As these programs move forward, additional quality reporting will be added to help consumers make decisions. 
 

Quality & Safety

St. Mary's is proud to participate in a number of clinical quality reporting programs.
  • Quality Check (National)
    • Sponsor: JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)
  • Leapfrog (National)
    • Sponsor: Illinois Healthcare Purchasers for Quality
  • Hospital Compare (CMS) (National)
    • Sponsor: Federal Government (Department of Health and Family Services)
  • HealthGrades (National)
    • Sponsor: HealthGrades
  • Other programs:
    • 5 Million Live Champaign (IHI)
    • Hospital Quality Alliance (IHA, Illinois Hospital Assoc.)
 

Daisy Award

Has an extraordinary nurse provided you with quality care? Nominate him or her at stmarysdecatur.com/daisy.
 

Quality Recognition

St. Mary’s Hospital is proud to receive national and local recognition for its quality, service and community involvement.  Below are just a few examples:
  • 2015 - The Joint Commission Golden Seal of ApprovalTM for Advanced Disease-Specific Certification for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • 2014 - American Nurses Association - Outstanding Commitment to Quality Patient Care
  • 2013 - The Joint Commission Golden Seal of ApprovalTM for Advanced Disease-Specific Certification Primary Stroke Center
  • 2013 - Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation for St. Mary's Acute Rehabilitation Center
  • 2012 - Illinois Performance Excellence - Bronze Level Award for Commitment to Excellence
  • 2012 - Best Regional Hospital 2011-2012 by U.S. News and World Report
  • 2011 - The Joint Commission Golden Seal of ApprovalTM for Advanced Disease-Specific Certification Primary Stroke Center
  • 2011 - U.S. News and World Report recognized St. Mary's as one of the best regional hospitals in East Central Illinois.
  • 2010 - Illinois Department of Public Health Recognition for St. Mary's Emergency Medicine Services for Children Facility
  • 2010 - The Joint Commission Golden Seal of ApprovalTM for Advanced Disease-Specific Certification for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • 2009 - Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation for St. Mary's Acute Rehabilitation Center
  • 2009 - The Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence - Bronze Award for Commitment to Excellence
  • 2009 - The Joint Commission Golden Seal of ApprovalTM for St. Mary's Advanced Primary Stroke Center