Quality Programs

Many of the patient care standards we focus on have been studied and developed by respected national health care organizations and institutions. As part of our commitment to improving quality of patient care at our hospital, we participate in several national programs and initiatives organized by these independent, third-party agencies to which we voluntarily report clinical outcomes data.
100,000 Lives Campaign

The 100,000 Lives Campaign was an initiative developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to engage U.S. hospitals in a commitment to implement changes to improve patient care and prevent avoidable deaths. The 3,100 hospitals nationwide that participated in this initiative saved an estimated 122,000 lives in 18 months. Los Alamitos Medical Center has implemented all six of the campaign’s quality improvement measures:
We have just begin participating in the IHI’s follow-up initiative, The 5 Million Lives Campaign , which challenges American hospitals to adopt six additional changes in care that save lives and reduce patient injuries
American Heart Association – Get with the Guidelines Program
Get With The GuidelinesSM is a hospital-based quality improvement program designed by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to provide hospital staff with tools that follow proven evidence-based guidelines and procedures for cardiac patients in their care. It empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart and stroke patients according to the most up-to-date guidelines.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score Grade A

American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Gold+ Performance Achievement Award for Heart Failure

American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Gold+ Performance Achievement Award for Stroke

American Stroke Association Target Stroke Honor Roll

CIGNA 2013 Center of Excellence: Angioplasty, with and without Stent, Cardiac Catheterization, Elective Cardiac Medical, Heart Failure

One of only six hospitals in the state to participate in a three year study to perform elective PCIs (cardiac interventions)

The Joint Commission Advanced Certification in Heart Failure

The Joint Commission Advanced Primary Stroke Center

The Joint Commission Award of Distinction for Coronary Artery Disease

The Joint Commission 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care