Visit the Quality Check page of The Joint Commission website, enter the name and state of a health care organization within 100 miles of your home, and select search. Take the following steps to find two health care organizations:
- Under the column organization name or number, type the healthcare organization name and state (e.g., Hospital – Hurley Medical Center, Michigan).
- Once the chosen organization appears, click the View Accreditation Quality Report link. Once the summary of the report appears, click on the Accreditation National Safety goals link in the left navigation bar. You will be able to view the patient safety goals that were measured for the organization as it is compared to the national average. You will be able to view information that is more specific by clicking the See Detail link for each patient safety goal measured.
Identify two health care organizations that show a need for improvement in one specific area. Note that you may find a hospital that has achieved a high score. However, there is always room for improvement.
After reviewing your findings, state the National Safety Goals and National Quality Improvement Goals where the facilities needed to improve. Compare and contrast the differences between the two facilities. In addition, list two recommendations that you feel would improve that particular area.
Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize at least one scholarly source from the Ashford University Library to justify your recommendations for improvement. Cite all sources in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.