Columbus Columbus Community Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission
Columbus Community Hospital today announced it has been 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 Hospital 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 Pneumonia and Surgical Care. Columbus Community Hospital 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, 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.
This is the fourth year CCH has been recognized as a Top Performer. The Hospital was also recognized in 2010, 2011, and 2012 for its performance on accountability measure data for pneumonia and surgical care.
Columbus Community Hospital is one of only 147 hospitals from across the nation to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past four consecutive years.
To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria at 95 percent or above based on 2013 accountability measure data.
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality healthcare. I commend the efforts of Columbus Community 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 that what matters most to patients at Columbus Community 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 Mike Hansen, FACHE, the Hospital’s President and CEO. CCH is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire Hospital staff.”
For more information about the Top Performer program visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.