This Map Tells a Success Story from KPNW’s Sunnyside Medical Center

September 7, 2018

On her LinkedIn page, Northwest Permanente President and CEO Imelda Dacones, MD, has posted the results of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ Quality Report for Spring 2018.

This map says it all.

The Kaiser Permanente Northwest program, at our Sunnyside Medical Center, with an overall composite score of 99 percent, is the highest among the 3-star-rated programs, as was our morbidity score. Our median length of stay is one day.

Dr. Dacones has more details about the score and the background for these ratings, STS Composite Quality Ratings for lobectomy for lung cancer patients. While aknowledging that this rating centers on hospital care, she makes the following key point: “It is the continuum of integrated care among our Northwest Permanente physicians, KP clinicians, care teams, and ancillary services pre-hospital, hospital, and post-hospital, ably supported by business leads and administrators, that enable and produce these outcomes.”

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