Measures™’ Recognition from The Joint Commission Grand View Hospital was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Grand View was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.
Grand View is one of only six Philadelphia-area acute care hospitals earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance during the 2011 calendar year. Grand View was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.
This is the second year in a row that Grand View is being recognized as a Top Performer. Grand View is one of only three Philadelphia-area acute care hospitals that achieved the distinction two years in a row, and the only one in Bucks County. Last year, Grand View was recognized by The Joint Commission for its achievement on the same four measure sets Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.
“We believe in doing what is right for the patient. We have worked hard to adopt evidenced-based processes to help us consistently deliver quality care. Being named one of the The Joint Commission’s Top Performers reflects commitment to quality by staff at all levels in the Grand View organization,” remarked Grand View’s Medical Director, Jane Ferry, MD.
Hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures met two 95 percent performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.
Second, each hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – for example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan for children with asthma.
In addition to being included The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Grand View is recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). The Top Performer program will be featured in the November issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives and the October issue of The Joint Commission: The Source.