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Quality Care and Measurement

When you come to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital for your care, we are pledged to providing you with consistently outstanding care. Not only do we want to provide that excellent care now, but are committed to continually improving how we deliver the care you need. L+M collects data about the quality of the care we provide in order to challenge ourselves to improve every aspect of patient care . We also use that data to compare our performance to that of other hospitals in providing care for certain common illnesses. Across the nation, health care experts have developed standard treatment protocols for chronic and acute conditions that have been proven to be "best practice".

To see how well we do with all of our Quality Measures, visit Hospital Compare.

Heart Failure

Patients who are admitted to Lawrence + Memorial for treatment of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) can expect:

  • To be prescribed particular cardiac medications
  • To receive testing of the heart's left ventricular functioning
  • To receive specific CHF education to help you stay out of the hospital

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If you are admitted to Lawrence + Memorial with pneumonia you can expect:

  • To be offered vaccinations for influenza and pneumonia
  • To have blood taken for specific tests before antibiotics are given
  • To be given specific antibiotics within 6 hours after arrival
  • To receive counseling about quitting smoking

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Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infraction)

If you are admitted to Lawrence + Memorial with a heart attack, you can expect:

  • To be given aspirin when you arrive at the Emergency Department
  • To be advised to continue taking aspirin after you go home
  • To be given specific medications if you have decreased left ventricular function in your heart
  • To receive counseling about quitting smoking
  • To be prescribed a beta blocker at discharge
  • And, if you are having an ST elevation type heart attack, you will get special tests and medication as soon as possible after you arrive

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Surgical Care

Some types of surgery have best practices- gynecological, abdominal, and joint replacement are a few of the more common surgeries done at Lawrence + Memorial that we track. If you have one of the surgeries, you can expect:

  • An antibiotic appropriate to your case given intravenously no more than an hour before surgery
  • Your antibiotics will be discontinued within 24 hours after your surgery ends
  • To be given beta blocker medicine if you take it home
  • If you need hair removed for surgery, it will be done with clippers or a cream
  • If you need a urinary catheter for your surgery, it will be removed in one to two days
  • You will be given treatments to prevent blood clots

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