Pioneer Award

NorthBay Healthcare was been named a 2019 Pioneers in Quality by the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and independent accrediting body in health care.

The distinction, awarded by The Joint Commission, lauds NorthBay for its work integrating electronic clinical quality measurement data within its daily work on quality improvement in health care.

In the past, most hospitals collected information on the quality of care by manually abstracting data from patient records. Today, NorthBay Healthcare relies on structured, encoded data in the electronic health record. This more reliable, consistent method allows NorthBay Healthcare to collect and transmit data, which is then analyzed to measure and improve performance and outcome. This is the third consecutive year in which NorthBay has achieved this nationwide recognition.

NorthBay Healthcare is one of only 30 hospitals and health systems that The Joint Commission has recognized for embracing new technology to submit data about the care it provides to patients.