What patients & caregivers should do
Compare patient satisfaction and health quality of different hospitals
What we do
The Office of Facilities Regulation inspects hospitals to ensure that they adhere to state and federal standards. For example, The Joint Commission has performance standards that hospitals licensed must meet to be accredited.
Report Care Quality
Our Healthcare Quality Reporting Program publishes reports comparing the quality of care provided by different hospitals.
Support Charity Care
The Department of Health encourages hospitals to provide free or reduced cost services to patients that are uninsured, underinsured or otheriwise unable to provide payment.
We collect data on health issues and treatment methods for hospital patients whether they are admitted or are treated in the emergency department.