Quality and Safety
At Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, we’re dedicated to providing excellent care for our patients and to creating a safe work environment for our practitioners and staff. Working together and openly sharing important information with our employees, patients and the community make this possible, and can help you choose just the right hospital for your care.
We strive to be your trusted source of information. To help you begin making informed choices for health care services, we provide the following hospital comparison data.
The methods listed below showcase a hospital’s ability to provide quality care for patients. Because each patient is different and outcomes of each case cannot always be predicted, measuring this data can often be difficult. The collection of health care data can also be challenging. As with any major health care decision, it’s best to compare as many measurement types as possible to form the most complete picture of a hospital's total quality of care.
- AHCA - The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) focuses on providing Floridians with access to affordable, quality health care. In addition to performance data, AHCA’s website offers information on certain medical conditions and procedures in Florida's short-term acute care hospitals and ambulatory (outpatient) surgery centers. Learn more at www.floridahealthfinder.gov.
- The Joint Commission - The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations is an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits more than 20,500 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission’s quality check website provides meaningful information about the comparative performance of accredited organizations to the public. Learn more at www.qualitycheck.org.
- Hospital Compare - Hospital Compare, a service provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), was created through collaboration with organizations representing consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, and other Federal agencies. Hospital Compare offers consumers information on the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals nationwide. Visit the Hospital Compare website at www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html.