Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has been recognized as a
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures
® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations
in the United States. PMC 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 heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
PMC is one of 1,224 Joint Commission accredited hospitals in the United
States to achieve the Top Performer distinction.
program recognizes hospitals 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
This is the second year PMC has been recognized as a
in four categories: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical
care. PMC is one of only 712 hospitals to achieve the
distinction for the past two consecutive years.
To be a
, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria, including:
- Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported
- Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported
accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
- 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 healthcare. I commend the efforts of
Parrish 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.
“To fulfill our mission—Healing experiences for everyone all
the time® we make continuous performance improvement a priority,”
said Natalie Sellers, MS, APR, SSC, Parrish Medical Center’s chief
communications officer. “We are proud to again be named a Top Performer
as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our more than
1,300 care partners (employees, physicians and volunteers).”
For more information on the Top Performer program, please visit
The Joint Commission website.