1 month, 1 week ago by Bob Gough
Hospital met or exceeded the target rates of performance
Blessing Hospital has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Blessing was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care.
Out of 3,343 eligible hospitals submitting data to The Joint Commission, Blessing Hospital was one of 1,099 – or just 33 percent - to meet or exceed the target rates of performance on national Key Quality Measures for 2012. Blessing Hospital was recognized for its achievements in the areas of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patient or giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.
“Blessing Hospital and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission.
“We understand that what matters most to patients at Blessing Hospital is safe, effective care,” said Maureen Kahn, president/chief executive officer, Blessing Hospital. “That’s why we are committed to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Blessing Hospital is proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures on behalf of the Medical Staff and Blessing Hospital employees whose skillful delivery of care also delivers these outstanding results.”
In addition to being included in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Blessing Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). The Top Performer program will be featured in the December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source.