Core Measures

Core Measures are nationally standardized performance requirements. The measures are based on clinical studies that have demonstrated improved patient outcomes. The goal is to lower the risk of surgical complications, lower the risk of mortality and morbidity rates, and implement healthcare standards that will improve the quality of care provided to hospital patients.

The measures below are tracked on the Hospital Compare website through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) along with the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). See the links located under each measure for additional resource information.


Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)

For more information on the prevention of surgical infections, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at




For information on pneumonia, visit the American Lung Association’s website at

Acute Myocaridal Infarction (AMI)

For more information on heart attacks, visit the American Heart Association’s website at


Heart Failure

For more information on heart failure, visit the American Heart Association’s website at