Our Organization has exceeded expectations and has been named a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
St. Joseph Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care, venous thromboembolism, stroke and immunization. St. Joseph Hospital is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction and one of only ten recognized in Maine.
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. The performance measures included in the recognition program including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use. This is the second time St. Joseph Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer.
To be a 2014Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:
- Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
- Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
- Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality healthcare. I commend the efforts of St. Joseph Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
“We understand that safety and quality of care matters most to patients at St. Joseph Hospital. Therefore, we have made it a top priority to improve our positive patient results through evidence-based care processes,” said Mary Prybylo, CEO, St. Joseph Hospital, “St. Joe’s is proud to be named a Top Performer by the Joint Commission. The award recognizes the teamwork, knowledge, and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.