Regional Health System of Acadiana hospitals recently were honored as Top Performers by the Joint Commission – the only hospitals in the region to receive the distinction for two consecutive years in four separate key measures.
Regional Medical Center of Acadiana and Women’s & Children’s Hospital were each recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.
The hospitals were 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.
Regional Medical Center and Women’s & Children’s Hospital are among 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction and are among only 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two consecutive years.
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.
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 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 health care. I commend the efforts of Regional Medical Center of Acadiana and Women’s & Children’s Hospital 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.
“We understand what matters most to patients at Regional Medical Center and Women’s & Children’s Hospital 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 Kathy Bobbs, FACHE, president and CEO of the Regional Health System of Acadiana.
“Regional Medical Center and Women’s & Children’s Hospital are proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff,” Bobbs added.
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.