Johnston Health has been named a 2014 Top Performer by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health-care organizations in the United States.
The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” recognized Johnston Health for attaining and sustaining excellence in treating heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia and in surgical care and perinatal care. Nationwide, about a third of all hospitals earned the 2014 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. The performance measures include heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.
This is the second year Johnston Health has been named a Top Performer. Johnston Health was recognized in 2013 for its performance in surgical care and in treating heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia.
To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria:
▪ Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures.
▪ Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 cases.
▪ Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above and, within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care,” said Mark R. Chassin, president and chief executive of The Joint Commission. “I commend the efforts of Johnston Health for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”
“We understand what matters most to patients at Johnston Health is the quality and safety of the care they receive,” said Chuck Elliott, chief exective and president of Johnston Health. “That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes.
“Johnston Health is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.