OCALA, FL – Ocala Health announced today that Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital have 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. Ocala Regional and West Marion 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. Ocala Health’s hospitals are among 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
The Top Performerprogram 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.
Both hospitals were recognized as Top Performers in 2013 for 2012 performance data on accountability measure data for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. Ocala Regional and West Marion are among only 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 Ocala 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 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 Randy McVay, CEO, Ocala Health. “Ocala Regional and West Marion are proud to be named among the Top Performers as we recognize the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our staff and physicians at both hospitals.”
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.