Quality Measures

At San Antonio Regional Hospital, excellence in quality, safety, and service are our top priorities. We are committed to achieving the best possible medical outcomes and outstanding service for our patients while ensuring patient safety.

Quality data for Medicare-certified hospitals, including San Antonio Regional Hospital, is made available through Care Compare, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This service allows you to review and compare San Antonio Regional Hospital's comparative survey results in general and specific medical condition or surgical procedure areas.

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  • Is accredited by The Joint Commission.
    • San Antonio Regional Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
  • Is rated highly by state, consumer, or other groups.
    • San Antonio Regional Hospital scores high in patient satisfaction.
  • Is one where your doctor has privileges.
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  • Is covered by your health plan.

  • Has had success with your condition.

  • Monitors and works to improve its own quality of care.

Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI)

What are we measuring and why?

A central line is often necessary to receive fluids and medication. Sometimes patients can develop infections associated with these catheters, especially if they have a weak immune system or have chronic diseases. To reduce the risk of infection, it is important to maintain the cleanliness of the line and insertion site as well as removing the line as soon as possible.

How do we measure?

*Standardized Infection Ratios (SIRs) developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are adjusted for risk factors ranging from type and size of a hospital to the type of unit reporting within the facility –such as a surgical unit or critical care unit - allowing for comparisons among diverse hospitals.

What are we doing to improve?

San Antonio Regional Hospital has ongoing efforts aimed at reducing preventable central line associated bloodstream infections. Following best practice processes outlined by the CDC such as proper hand hygiene, cleansing the patient’s skin, using full barrier precautions during the line insertion, and early line removal. In addition we bathe all critical care unit patients with chlorhexidine on a daily basis to further reduce the risk of infection.

What can you do?

Patients are encouraged to remind their care team to take necessary precautions to reduce risk of infection. Patients and family members should also feel empowered to ask about the necessity of a central line to assure its appropriateness and that it is removed as soon as possible.

Appropriate hand hygiene by the care team, patient, and visitors is an important part of infection prevention.