For the second year in a row, St. John's Medical Center has been recognized
as a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®" by The Joint
Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the
St. John's was 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 its care for patients with pneumonia, its surgical
care, and its prevention of venous thromboembolism.
St. John's is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve
the 2013 "Top Performer" distinction and one of only 712 hospitals
to achieve it for the past two consecutive years. 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.
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
• 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
St. John's Medical Center 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.
“We understand what matters most to patients at St. John's is
the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made
it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based
care processes,” said Lynn Kirman, chief nursing officer, St. John's
"St. John's is proud to be named a 'Top Performer' as
it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital
staff,” said St. John's CEO Lou Hochheiser, MD.
For more information about the "Top Performer" program, visit
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