"Being named among TJC's Top Performers shows a hospital's unwavering commitment to their communities," said QHR President and CEO Mickey Bilbrey.
Brentwood, Tenn. (PRWEB) January 12, 2015
The Joint Commission (TJC) recently announced 10 Quorum Health Resources (QHR) client hospitals among the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures list: Fleming County Hospital (Flemingsburg, KY); Fort Madison Community Hospital (Fort Madison, IA); Kadlec Health System (Richland, WA); Lane Regional Medical Center (Zachary, LA); Newberry County Hospital (Newberry, SC); Northern Hospital of Surry County (Mount Airy, NC); Northwestern Medical Center (St. Albans, VT); Pekin Hospital (Pekin, IL) and Valley View Hospital (Glenwood Springs, CO). The aforementioned QHR client hospitals are among the 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the annual Top Performer distinction.
The hospitals were recognized as part of TJC's 2014 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for the following measure sets:
- Fleming County Hospital (Flemingsburg, KY): Pneumonia
- Fort Madison Community Hospital (Fort Madison, IA): Pneumonia, Surgical Care
- Kadlec Health System (Richland, WA): Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care
- Lane Regional Medical Center (Zachary, LA): Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care
- Newberry County Hospital (Newberry, SC): Pneumonia, Surgical Care
- Northern Hospital of Surry County (Mount Airy, NC): Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care
- Northwestern Medical Center (St. Albans, VT): Pneumonia
- Pekin Hospital (Pekin, IL): Heart Attack, Pneumonia, Surgical Care
- Valley View Hospital (Glenwood Springs, CO): Heart Attack, Pneumonia, Surgical Care
"Being named among TJC's Top Performers shows a hospital's unwavering commitment to their communities," said QHR President and CEO Mickey Bilbrey. "We are proud of each TJC Top Performer for their dedication and teamwork to make patient safety and quality top priorities for their organizations and their patients."
“We understand what matters most to patients at Northwestern Medical Center is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we are dedicated to improving positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes," said Jill Bowen, CEO of Northwestern Medical Center. "I am thankful to our entire hospital staff for achieving this prestigious recognition."
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 these organizations 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.
Also among the Top Performers, Cary Medical Center CEO Kris Doody said, "Being selected among these prominent healthcare providers is a testament to the hard work of our entire staff and leadership."
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. For more information about the Top Performer program, please visit: http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.
About QHR (Quorum Health Resources)
QHR (Quorum Health Resources) has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. QHR is the market leader in hospital management, serving more than 700 hospitals over the past 3 decades. As a consulting resource, QHR is among the largest healthcare management consulting firms in the U.S., and the QHR Learning Institute reaches nearly 15,000 healthcare professionals each year. For more information, go to http://www.qhr.com.