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Crossing Rivers Health earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures Recognition from The Joint Commission

Hospital news | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Crossing Rivers Health announced that it 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. Crossing Rivers Health 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 Surgical Site Infection Prevention and treatment of pneumonia. Crossing Rivers Health 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 second year Crossing Rivers Health has been recognized as a Top Performer for Surgical Site Infection Prevention and treatment of pneumonia. Crossing Rivers Health 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 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 Crossing Rivers Health 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 Crossing Rivers Health is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes a top priority,” said Julia Nelson, Chief Quality Officer at Crossing Rivers Health. “Crossing Rivers Health is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff,” said Bill Sexton, Chief Executive Officer at Crossing Rivers Health.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx

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Crossing Rivers Health has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The recognition was awarded for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Surgical Site Infection Prevention and treatment of pneumonia. Crossing Rivers Health is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction. The Surgery staff had a key role in meeting the performance criteria to be a 2013 Top Performer. They are pictured in front of the inflatable colon display at their recent Surgical Fair. From left: Tammy Smith, RN; Mary Gibbs, HUC/CNA; Megan Coffield, RN; and Rachel Huber, CST. Standing from left: Sharon Mumm, ST; Jayne Prew, RN; Tara Aulwes, CST; Katy Kruger, RN; Carrie Gingerich, CST; Karen Bucheit, CNA; Cheri Everson, RN, Surgery Department Director; and Jess Zach, RN. Not available for the photo: Nancy Mumm, CS Tech.