YONKERS, N.Y. – St. Joseph’s Medical Center was recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S.
St. Joseph’s was recognized as part of the commission’s 2014 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
St. Joseph’s is one of 1,224 hospitals in the U.S. to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on 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.
“We understand what matters most to patients at St. Joseph’s is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Michael J. Spicer, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s. “We are proud to be named a Top Performer, as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”
To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, 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.
- 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.
This is the second year St. Joseph’s has been recognized as a Top Performer.
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