The Joint Commission Quality Check: http://www.qualitycheck.org/consumer/searchQCR.aspx (Links to an external site.) US News: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area (Links to an external site.) US Department of HHS (Hospital Compare): http://hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/ (Links to an external site.) National Patient Safety Goals jointcommission.org (Links to an external site.) These topics are hot topics for healthcare and CMS will deduct reimbursements on quality scores, starting 2013. They are monitoring these scores now to see what percentage they will be deducting. We are finding in the hospitals across the country that nurses may be unclear about these and they have been around for years. Care Measures (AMI, CHF, PNU, and SCIP). Patient Safety Goals Fall Preventions HCAHPS-(Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans) Patient satisfaction scores Go to these links and compare your facility to another hospital in your area. As a change agent pick one of the topics and discuss how you can implement change in your department to bring your quality scores up. Post your hospital scores in your presentation. Compare any two different hospitals!!!