Prime Healthcare Hospitals Earn “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission
Ontario, Calif., Nov. 19, 2014 – Prime Healthcare announced today that 13 of its hospitals were named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®, an annual report done by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in nation.
The hospitals in California – Centinela Hospital Medical Center (3 times), Encino Hospital Medical Center (4 times), Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center (3 times), Huntington Beach Hospital (3 times), La Palma Intercommunity Hospital (4 times), Montclair Hospital Medical Center (2 times), Paradise Valley Hospital (4 times), Shasta Regional Medical Center (4 times) and West Anaheim Medical Center (3 times); in New Jersey – St. Mary's Hospital (2 times); and in Texas – Harlingen Medical Center (2 times), Knapp Medical Center and Pampa Regional Medical Center.
These hospitals were recognized 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.
"Prime Healthcare is a physician-driven and patient-focused system, concentrating heavily on quality of patient care," said Prem Reddy, M.D., FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services. "This is well deserved recognition of the physicians, nurses and staffs at these hospitals who maintain the highest standards of quality care in the country."
The 13 hospitals are among the 1,224 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2013 calendar year.
"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 these hospitals 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.
Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must: 1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and 3) have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above.
In addition to being included in the release of The Joint Commission's "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety" annual report, these hospitals 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.
About Prime Healthcare:
Saving Hospitals, Saving Jobs and Saving Lives. Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital system with 29 acute care hospitals providing more than 35,000 jobs in nine states. Based in California, Prime Healthcare is committed to providing the absolute best quality hospitals possible. It has been recognized as among the "100 Top Hospitals" in the nation 27 times, among the "15 Top Health Systems" three times and is the only "10 Top Health system" West of the Mississippi. Our hospitals have been recognized by The Joint Commission as having eight among the "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" in 2013. Prime Healthcare is dedicated to serving our patients and communities. Since 2010, our hospitals have provided more than $2 billion in charity and uncompensated care. We provide more charity care than any other hospital system in California (excluding public hospitals) and nearly double the state average. With over $800 million invested in capital improvements since 2005, we are committed to transforming all of our hospitals into award-winning centers of excellence. For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com.
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