Prime Healthcare Hospitals Earn “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission
Posted on Nov 19, 2015
Prime Healthcare announced today that 16 of its hospitals were named Top
Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading
accreditor of health care organizations in the nation. The hospitals were
recognized as among the top in the nation by The Joint Commission for
exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes.
Prime Healthcare hospitals are among 1,043 hospitals in the U.S. earning
the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining
and sustaining excellence. These Top Performer hospitals represent the
best 31.5 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting
accountability measure performance data, and include general, critical
access, children's, psychiatric, surgical and cardiac specialty hospitals.
In the state of California, Prime Healthcare had more hospitals earning
this award for all five years of the program than any other hospital system.
Six out of 10 Prime hospitals received this award year after year.
Prime Healthcare hospitals in California that received Joint Commission
quality recognition this year, and over the past several years include:
- Centinela Hospital Medical Center (four times)
- Encino Hospital Medical Center (five times)
- Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center (four times)
- Huntington Beach Hospital (four times)
- La Palma Intercommunity Hospital (five times)
- Paradise Valley Hospital (five times)
- San Dimas Community Hospital (two times)
- Shasta Regional Medical Center (five times)
- West Anaheim Medical Center (four times)
Other Prime Healthcare hospitals throughout the United States that received
- Kansas: Saint John Hospital (three times)
- Nevada: St. Mary's Medical Center
- New Jersey: St. Mary's Hospital (three times)
- Texas: Dallas Regional Medical Center (three times) and Harlingen Medical
Center (3 times)
- Pennsylvania: Lower Bucks Hospital and Roxborough Memorial Hospital (two times).
Top 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.
The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data
reported to The Joint Commission during the 2014 calendar year.
"Prime Healthcare is a physician-driven and patient-focused organization
with a commitment to providing the highest quality of care to every patient,"
said Prem Reddy, M.D., FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime
Healthcare Services. "This recognition by The Joint Commission reflects
the excellence and dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff to providing
exceptional care that is recognized as the best in the nation."
Prime Healthcare, and the non-profit Prime Healthcare Foundation, employ
nearly 40,000 people and own and operate 38 acute care hospitals in 11
states. Prime Healthcare was recognized as a Top 15 Health System in the
nation and is named the fastest growing health system in the United States by
Modern Healthcare. Prime Healthcare hospitals have received numerous accolades over the
years from Leapfrog,
US News & World Report, Healthgrades, and other organizations.
"Quality is at the core of our mission. I commend each and every physician,
nurse and employee for their outstanding efforts and treatment of patients,"
said Hassan Alkhouli, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Prime Healthcare, Orange
County, California. "We are honored to receive this award for excellence
that reflects our diligent focus on providing safe, effective and outstanding
care and service to patients who put their trust in us."
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 today's 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).
About Prime Healthcare Services and Foundation:
Prime Healthcare Services is an award-winning national hospital system
with 38 acute-care hospitals providing more than 40,000 jobs in 11 states.
Seven of the hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation,
a 501(c)3 public charity. Based in California and one of the largest hospital
systems in the
country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. It has been recognized as among the "100 Top Hospitals" in the nation 33 times and 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 among the "Top Performers on Key Quality
Measures" in 2014.
For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com
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