Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

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The Joint Commission recognized Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measures.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. announced today it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission. Jefferson was recognized for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care, as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.”

“Jefferson’s recognition as a Top Performer points to our commitment to providing high quality, compassionate clinical care to our patients through evidenced-based care processes,” said David P. McQuaid, RPh, MBA, FACHE, Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs, Jefferson Health System and President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. “We are proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:

  •     Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  •     Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
  •     Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

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About Jefferson — Health is all we do.
Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and Jefferson University Physicians are partners in providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of healthcare. Thomas Jefferson University enrolls more than 3,600 future physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC); Jefferson Schools of Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, Population Health; and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and is home of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Jefferson University Physicians is a multi-specialty physician practice consisting of over 650 SKMC full-time faculty. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals is the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia. Services are provided at five locations — Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Center City Philadelphia; Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia; Jefferson at the Navy Yard; and Jefferson at Voorhees in South Jersey.

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