At Foothill Regional Medical Center, we place a high value on giving every patient and family member a positive experience while at the hospital. Studies have shown that aspects of a positive patient experience, such as clear communication between providers and patients, is linked to better overall health outcomes. From making a doctor’s appointment to paying the bill, our staff members and providers ensure that patients receive the highest quality of service and care.
We believe in and practice Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), a philosophy that encourages all healthcare team members to frequently ask “How are we doing?” and “Can we do it better?” Foothill Regional Medical Center tracks quality of care with standardized, evidence-based measures of healthcare quality established by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). These national indicators measure and track clinical performance and outcomes so we may continuously improve our care.
After discharge, some patients may receive a telephone call to evaluate their experience of care at Foothill Regional Medical Center. The survey, called Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), asks questions about communication with providers, discharge planning, the hospital environment, and the patient’s overall experience. Results are reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and are publicly available to consumers with the goal of improving quality of care.
The Patient Experience team at Foothill Regional Medical Center is available onsite to assist patients and their loved ones with any concerns or connect them to the appropriate hospital staff. The team is committed to providing patients with a quality care in a safe and comfortable environment.
The nursing supervisors are an important part of the Patient Satisfaction team. If you encounter a problem with your care or care team, ask to speak to the nursing supervisor.
If you would like to reach the Patient Experience team, email or call (714) 619-7700 to speak with the Patient Experience Officer. For assistance after hours, call (714) 619-7700 and ask to speak to the administrator-on-call.
Our goal is to provide you with an excellent patient experience. If you encounter any problems, please ask to speak to your nursing supervisor or call (714) 619-700 and ask to speak the chief nursing officer or email her.