Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 -- Florida Hospital Tampa 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 Tampa 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.
“We understand what matters most to patients is quality and compassionate care. That’s why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes. In addition, we’ve made an investment in our community by building a new ER and ICU Tower. Not only are we able to offer a new, state-of-the-art building to receive and care for patients at their most critical times of need, but we’ve also completely redesigned our approach to emergency care,” said Brian Adams, President and CEO of Florida Hospital Tampa.
The new Doc1stERSM process ensures patients are seen by a board-certified emergency medicine physician first in an emergency. This revolutionary concept pushes typical ER points of contact, like registration or additional paperwork to the back of the ER experience, keeping the focus on treating a patient’s emergency. Just another example of how Florida Hospital Tampa is elevating healthcare in Tampa Bay. The new 42,500 square-foot Emergency Room opened earlier this month and is located in between the Women’s Health Pavilion and the Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute. The new ER is designed to create a better patient experience by improving patient flow and reducing emergency room wait times. The $53 million ER includes 48 all-private and spacious treatment rooms with accommodations for family members. The new $17 million, 22,000 square-foot ICU Tower is located directly above the new ER and features 22 spacious, private treatment rooms designed to accommodate the patient and family members.
In order 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 Florida Hospital Tampa 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 Tampa
Florida Hospital Tampa is a not-for-profit 475-bed tertiary hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, neuroscience, orthopaedics, women’s services, pediatrics, oncology, endocrinology, bariatrics, wound healing, sleep medicine and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. Also located at Florida Hospital Tampa is the renowned Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, a recognized leader in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and leading-edge research. 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.FHTampa.org.
About Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute and Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute
Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, located at Florida Hospital Tampa, is a free-standing cardiovascular institute providing comprehensive cardiovascular care with over 76,000 angioplasty procedures and 11,000 open-heart surgeries in the Tampa Bay region. Leading the way with the first accredited chest pain emergency room in Tampa Bay, the institute is among an elite few in the state of Florida chosen to perform the ground breaking Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure. It is also a Larry King Cardiac Foundation Hospital. Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute and the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute, affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), are exploring and conducting leading-edge research to develop break-through treatments long before they are available in most other hospitals. To learn more, visit http://www.FHPepinHeart.org.
Jennifer McVan, Director of Media Relations, Florida Hospital West Florida Region, http://www.FHTampa.org, +1 (813) 373-9505, [email protected]