Press release from Parkview Health:
Parkview Health earns â€˜Top Performer on Key Quality MeasuresÂ®’ recognition from The Joint Commission
(November 12, 2014) – Parkview Health today announced four of its hospitals have been recognized as 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality MeasuresÂ® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Parkview Ortho, Parkview Whitley, Parkview Huntington and Parkview LaGrange hospitals were recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.”
Parkview’s hospitals were each recognized for their achievement on their respective accountability measure sets:
- Parkview Ortho Hospital – Surgical Care
- Parkview Whitley Hospital – Pneumonia
- Parkview Huntington Hospital – Pneumonia and Surgical Care
- Parkview LaGrange Hospital – Pneumonia
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 Parkview Health 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.
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit https://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.