GOA Quality Performance at a Glance

A 26-Year Legacy of Quality, A Commitment to Patient-Centered Care Delivery That You Can Trust:  The GOA Patient Experience  The Leaders in Southern California for Treating All Women’s Cancers in One Convenient Location  

GOA is a regional leader in providing high-tech, high-touch care for all women’s cancers in a safe haven dedicated to providing compassionate and interdisciplinary consultation for all female cancers—breast and gynecologic oncology.  We remain at the forefront of clinical excellence by offering advanced technology procedures—such as our Minimally Invasive Surgery program through the use of the da Vinci Robotic® Surgical Assist System—that are accessible, convenient and nationally recognized by the most respected and trusted quality and patient safety rating organizations available to quality-conscious consumers.   

Our top-ranking performance on these quality scorecards means that by meeting and/or surpassing these national standards, patients will directly benefit by:   

  • Experiencing less post-operative pain
  • Reducing hospital stays—and associated costs—through the use of emerging technologies that result in less scarring, less trauma to the body and minimal blood loss and/or transfusions
  • Improved recovery times and a more rapid return to the workplace and/or normal daily activities
  • Access to experienced specialists who are highly skilled and effective in treating rare and complex cases 
  • Better surgical outcomes because studies have repeatedly shown that physicians and hospitals that perform higher volumes of specialized procedures tend to have better results than those done less frequently 

    

Just like our patients who carefully choose the best specialists to provide their care, our medical team at GOA has chosen to only align ourselves with the premier hospitals in Southern California to ensure secure and high-quality experiences for our patients.  We are proud to report our findings on several highly acclaimed quality improvement resources and healthcare rating organizations that will help you to better understand why you are safe in selecting The GOA Patient Experience.

QUALITY REPORTING ORGANIZATION   GOA PERFORMANCE AND COLLABORATIVE QUALITY ALLIANCES   HOW TO LEARN MORE: WHAT DO THESE MEASURES MEAN TO CONSUMERS?
         
MAGNET HOSPITAL FOR NURSING EXCELLENCE
  Affiliated with hospitals that have achieved this prestigious standing:
Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA and St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA
  ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, American Nurses Credentialing Center
www.nursecredentialing.org/Magnet.aspx
(800) 284-2378
         
THE COMMONWEALTH FUND—WHY NOT THE BEST? A HEALTH CARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT RESOURCE.
  Hospital alliance with Hoag Hospital ensures ranking in the national top 10% of hospital performance in:

  • Outstanding PatientExperience: EXCEEDS National Average
  • Patient Safety Excellence
  • Clinical Excellence
  • Specialty Excellence:
    Overall Surgical Care
  • GOA has consistently and exclusively represented the data for the Hoag Hospital GYN Oncology program for 26 years
  Why Not The BEST? A healthcare quality improvement resource to review how U.S. hospitals perform on measures of patient experience, readmission and mortality rates, costs, and evidence-based medicine
www.whynotthebest.org
         
HEALTH GRADES® GUIDING AMERICANS TO THEIR BEST HEALTH.
  Some GOA doctors rank as high as the maximum rating, 5 Stars.   Hoag Hospital ranked as a Distinguished Hospital in Clinical Excellence for 2010.      HealthGrades®–Independent healthcare ratings organization to help you better select:

  • Doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes

www.healthgrades.com   

    

         
THE LEAPFROG GROUP – INFORMING CHOICES. 
REWARDING EXCELLENCE.
GETTING HEALTH CARE RIGHT.

    

  All GOA hospital affiliates show good standing and progress towards meeting Leapfrog standards:     LEAPFROG Quality Measures—Assists consumers by making reporting health care quality and outcomes a routine feature of the U.S. healthcare system.  Provides information on healthcare quality much like Consumer Reports 
www.leapfroggroup.org/for_consumers 
(202) 292-6713  
  
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  

  

 

  

       
 
 VOLUME OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE (ROBOTIC + LAPAROSCOPIC) SURGICAL PROCEDURES.
 
 
 
 
 
  

   

 
  • 1100 surgical cases yearly
  • Highest surgical volume in Southern California
  • 70% of surgical cases performed endoscopically
  GOA exceeds national standard of 14% of cases performed endoscopically with an average of 70% of cases.  This benchmark was identified through a cross-sectional analysis of the 2005 Nationwide Inpatients Sample (1).

  1. Jacoby VL, Autry A, JacobsonG, et al. Nationwide Use of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Compared with Abdominal and Vaginal Approaches. Obstet Gynecol, 2009 Nov 114(5):1041-1048.