Heart failure is a weakening of the hearts ability to pump blood throughout the body. With heart failure, the body doesnt get enough oxygen and nutrients. These measures show some of the process of care provided for adults who have heart failure.
WMHS reports our application of the Core Measures to both the Maryland Health Care Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which publish the data on their websites. Since all hospitals across the country submit this information, the level of care provided at WMHS can easily be compared to the care provided by other hospitals in Maryland and the U.S.
To learn more about how the application of Core Measures at WMHS compares to other hospitals in the U.S., visit www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
WMHS is committed to our mission of superior care for all we serve and strives continually to improve patient care. We review our application of the Core Measure indicators frequently to see where we can improve our processes. The columns on the left reflect the current data published on the Maryland Health Care Commissions Hospital Guide website (mhcc.maryland.gov/consumerinfo/hospitalguide/index.htm).
The columns on the right show our preliminary data for subsequent quarters. This information is used for trending purposes only. These results have not gone through the final statistical analysis used by the State of Maryland and CMS before publication on their websites.
Percent of Hospital Patients Receiving Standard of Care (Final)
Apr 2011 -Mar 2012
Preliminary Data from WMHS For Trending Purposes
Standard of Care
1st QTR 12
|2nd QTR 12||3rd QTR 12|
Heart Attack Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function
Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice or Counseling
Additional information about the patient experience of care at all Maryland hospitals can be found in the Maryland Health Care Commissions Hospital Guide at