Public Reporting of Care

State and National Reports

Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County is committed to improving patient care in the communities we serve. Knowing that you can't improve what you don't measure,Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County is committed to measuring and publicly reporting our performance. Below are organizations that collect quality data from hospitals in Wisconsin and the nation. Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County voluntarily provides data to these organizations, which in turn publish reports on their Web sites so that healthcare consumers may view and compare data for selected clinical areas.

Wisconsin Quality Data

CheckPoint—Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County, as a member of the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA), participates in the CheckPoint program that provides data on evidence-based quality and error prevention measures. The WHA is a non-profit membership group that advocates for the ability of its members to provide high quality health care serviced to Wisconsin communities. The program is intended to give healthcare seekers information on quality of care. CheckPoint provides reliable data on interventions that medical experts agree should be taken to treat heart attacks, health failure, pneumonia, prevention of surgical infections, error prevention goals, and patient experience of care measures. Visit the CheckPoint web site at and click on "Go To Reports."

National Quality Data

Hospital Compare—Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County is among more than 3,900 hospitals in the United States participating in Hospital Compare, which compares the quality of care that hospitals provide for adult patients with a heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, or who are having surgery.

The site was created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, along with the Hospital Quality Alliance to make it easier for consumers to make informed healthcare decisions.

In each category (heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgery), the recommended care proven to give the best results to most adults is described. When you select a hospital, you will see how the care the hospital provides compares to the average for all reporting hospitals in the United States and to the average for all reporting hospitals in the state. For example, when you select Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County, you can view our quality data alongside data from other reporting hospitals in the country and other reporting hospitals in Wisconsin.

On March 28, 2008, Hospital Compare also presented results from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, which collected data on patient satisfaction. As part of its commitment to transparency, Memorial Hospital of Lafayette voluntarily participates in this survey. To visit the Hospital Compare web site, go to