Tampa General Hospital is committed to providing high-quality care and sharing data about how well we follow guidelines for care. Here you will find information from reports on key quality measures that affect the patient care experience and health outcomes including patient safety indicators, surgical site infections, hospital-acquired infections, and patient satisfaction. These measures are updated as new data is collected and becomes available.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Tampa General Hospital has been designated as a four-star hospital in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2021 Overall Hospital Quality Star ratings. The recent rating reflects a significant and positive increase in ranking. CMS assigns star ratings to hospitals across the country based on the performances in five quality categories. The ranking system was created to help consumers easily compare hospitals to make informed decisions about their care. In determining the overall hospital star ratings, CMS looks at performance measures across five distinct areas of patient experience. This year, CMS rated over 4,500 hospitals from one to five stars, with 988 receiving the four-star distinction.

Patient Safety Indicators

The Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) are a set of measures that screen for adverse events patients experience as a result of exposure to the health care system. These events are likely amenable to prevention by changes at the system or provider level.

Pressure Ulcers

Injury to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. (Bedsores)

0 patients out of patient

from: 04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021

Based on 1 at-risk patients.

Peri-Operative Hemorrhage

Bleeding after a surgical procedure.

1 patient out of 326 patients 

from:  04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021

Based on 1,953 at-risk patients.

Peri-Operative PE/DVT

Pulmonary embolism: A condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot.
Deep vein thrombosis: A blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the legs.

1 patient out of 358 patients

from: 04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021
Based on 2,145 at-risk patients.

Post-Operative Sepsis

The presence in tissues of harmful bacteria and their toxins, typically through infection of a wound

1 patient out of 134 patients

from:  04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021

Based on 941 at-risk patients.

Surgical Site Infections:

Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) are infections that occur after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place. Surgical site infections can sometimes be superficial infections involving the skin only.

Abdominal Hysterectomy

An infection that occurs after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place.
1.0% 

from:  04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021

TGH performed 199 Abdominal Hysterectomies from April-June of 2021.

Colon Surgery

An infection that occurs after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place.

2.9% 

from:  04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021

TGH performed 136 Colon procedures from April-June of 2021.

Hospital-Acquired Infections

Hospital-acquired infections are caused by bacteria presumed to be acquired in the hospital. Patients can be infected through catheters required for care, such as intravenous lines and bladder catheters. The most common types of hospital-acquired infections are Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), pneumonia, including Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP), Catheter-Based Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), and Surgical Site Infections (SSI).

MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of infections because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics

1 occurrence out of 5,172 patient days 

from:  04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021

Total patients days at TGH from April-June 2021 was 77,586.

C. Diff

Clostridium Difficile results from disruption of normal healthy bacteria in the colon, often from antibiotics.

1 occurrence out of 5,542 patient days

from:  04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021

Total patients days at TGH from April-June 2021 was 77,586.

CAUTI

Catheter associated urinary tract infections.

1 occurrence out of 4,757 device days

from:  04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021

Total device days at TGH from April-June 2021 was 9,513.

CLABSI

Central line associated blood stream infections.

1 occurrence out of 2,717 device days

from: 04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021

Total device days at TGH from April-June 2021 was 19,019.

Patient Satisfaction

The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a national survey that asks patients about their experience during a recent hospital stay. Tampa General Hospital performs better in overall patient satisfaction and likelihood to recommend than most hospitals in the southeast region of the U.S.

% of patients that would definitely recommend TGH

78.4%

from: 04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021

% of patients that rate TGH a 9 or 10 on a 0-10 scale

74.6%

from: 04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021