CCH Recognized for Excellence in Patient Care by The Joint Commission for the Third Year
Columbus Community Hospital has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. The Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.
Of the 3,343 eligible hospitals submitting accountability measure data to The Joint Commission, Columbus Community Hospital was one of the 1,099 to meet or exceed the target rates of performance for 2012. The Hospital is being recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures of pneumonia and surgical care measure sets during 2012. The Hospital also received recognition as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for these same measure sets in 2010 and 2011.
Columbus Community Hospital and each of the hospitals that were named as a as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® must achieve a cumulative performance of 95 percent or above on all accountability measures reported to The Joint Commission. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities.
Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice refers to the use of research and scientific studies as a base for determining the best practices in a field and that the techniques and procedures used will provide the best possible interventions or treatments. Examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.
“Columbus Community Hospital and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive office, The Joint Commission. “We have much to celebrate this year. Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction. This truly shows that we are approaching a tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”
“We understand that what matters most to patients at Columbus Community Hospital is safe, effective care. That is why the Hospital has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Columbus Community Hospital is proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®,” says Mike Hansen, President and C.E.O.
In addition to being included in The Joint Commission’s release “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Columbus Community Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website at www.qualitycheck.org. The Top Performer program was featured in the December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source.