Only 1,224 – or approximately one-third – of eligible United States hospitals achieved this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in certain clinical measures. The prestigious annual list was released today in the Commission’s 2014 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.”
“This honor means that our community can turn Longview Regional Medical Center with confidence, knowing that we strive to provide excellent care every day,” said Jim Kendrick LRMC Chief Executive Officer. “Following evidence-based clinical protocols close to 100 percent of the time is not an easy goal to reach, but one that has been achieved through the dedication of our physicians, nurses, and other caregivers.”
Top Performers are recognized each year 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, perinatal care, inpatient psychiatric services, and immunizations.
LRMC was recognized for attaining and sustaining excellence in the following accountability measures:
“We are proud of our physicians and clinical staff for their hard work to provide safe, effective care
across the hospital,” said Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Hilton, LRMC’s Chief of Staff. “The Joint
Commission’s recognition of our efforts is very gratifying for our entire team.”
To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO of The Joint Commission. “I commend the efforts of Longview Regional Medical Center for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”
For more information about the Top Performers program, please visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.
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