Tri-State Memorial Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

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Tri-State Memorial Hospital is recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Tri-State Memorial Hospital is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

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"Tri-State Memorial Hospital is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff."

Tri-State Memorial Hospital today announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Tri-State Memorial Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Pneumonia and Surgical Care. Tri-State Memorial Hospital is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

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.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Tri-State Memorial Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

“We understand what matters most to patients at Tri-State Memorial Hospital is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Rhonda Mason, Vice President of Patient Care Services. “Tri-State Memorial Hospital is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.” said Don Wee, CEO, Tri-State Memoral Hospital & Medical Campus.

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

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About Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus

Tri-State Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, community-owned, critical access, accredited acute care facility located on six acres in Clarkston, Washington since 1955. Serving a 10-county region in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, Tri-State Memorial Hospital continues to receive awards for excellent service to the community such as “2013 Best of the West-Hospital,” “2013 Most Wired,” and “2013 Safe Care Award.” As one of the largest employers in Asotin County, Tri-State Memorial Hospital remains committed to their mission of caring for community and ensuring “The Patient is our First Priority.” More information on Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus can be found at http://www.TriStateHospital.org

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