Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that causes difficulty breathing, fever, cough and fatigue. What You Need to Know The graph shows how Sentara hospitals perform overall for some of the recommended treatments for pneumonia. Higher percentages are better Compare to U.S. Average or Top 10% in U.S. Small differences in numbers or percentages may not be significant due to differences in total patient volumes between hospitals The quality measures below are part of a national initiative by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and other organizations. See these measures for other hospitals by going to HospitalCompare. * Comparison Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Why does Sentara monitor measures like these?
Back to Top Quality Healthcare is Safe and Effective Quality measures help hospitals determine whether services are being provided in the most safe and effective way possible. Monitoring these measures help hospitals evaluate and improve the way care is delivered. At Sentara, we emphasize areas where experts agree on the best treatment for specific conditions. Back to Top