PMC Earns Recognition on Key Quality Measures

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.

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, 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.

This is the second year PMC has been recognized as a Top Performer in four categories: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. PMC is one of only 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two consecutive years.

To be a Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria, 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 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.

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