Florida Hospital North Pinellas Earns “Top Performer” on Key Quality Measures Recognition from The Joint Commission

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Florida Hospital North Pinellas is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the “Top Performer” distinction.

Florida Hospital North Pinellas

We are proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.

Florida Hospital North Pinellas is being 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. Florida Hospital North Pinellas is honored to be 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 care of patients with a heart attack, heart failure, stroke and pneumonia as well as ensuring quality care to surgical patients to prevent surgical infections and post- operative thromboembolisms.

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 inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations. This is the second year Florida Hospital North Pinellas has been recognized as a Top Performer. Florida Hospital North Pinellas is one of only 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two consecutive years.

“We understand what matters most to patients at Florida Hospital North Pinellas is the quality and safety of the care they receive. We are proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff,” said Bruce Bergherm, President and CEO of Florida Hospital North Pinellas.

In order to be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data.

The criteria include:

  •     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 Florida Hospital Zephyrhills 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.

About Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Florida Hospital North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a member of Florida Hospital network of the Adventist Health System, the largest health care provider in the state. Each year Florida Hospital network cares for nearly one million residents and visitors each year. As a 168-bed, full-service hospital, Florida Hospital North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of west central Florida. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.FHNorthPinellas.com

About Florida Hospital West Florida Region
Florida Hospital West Florida Region is a not-for-profit 1,257-bed hospital system composed of 9 hospitals including Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 23 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FloridaHospital.com.

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