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Stormont-Vail HealthCare Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

64947_10150591836516275_1145454362_nStormont-Vail HealthCare has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Stormont-Vail 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. Stormont-Vail is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 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. This is the second year Stormont-Vail has been recognized as a Top Performer for its performance on accountability measure data for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. It is one of only of 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two consecutive years.

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; and
  • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within each measure set, all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above. 

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