One of the Nation's Top Performers
September 16, 2011
Fawcett Memorial Hospital Named One of the Nation’s Top Performers by Joint Commission
Port Charlotte, FL – Fawcett Memorial Hospital was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Fawcett Memorial Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.
Fawcett is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Fawcett Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in Charlotte County to receive this distinctive award. Inclusion on the list is based on the accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the calendar year of 2010 which is the first year for this recognition program.
To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. First, they must achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above after the results of all the accountability measures for which they report data to The Joint Commission were factored into a single score, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Secondly, they must meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every single accountability measure for which they report data, excluding any measures with less than 30 eligible cases or patients.
Fawcett Memorial Hospital was recognized for achieving these thresholds for:
- Heart Attack
- Heart Failure
- Surgical Care
“Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals such as Fawcett Memorial Hospital that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D. FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission.
“We understand that what matters most to patients in our region – safe, effective care and excellent patient service,” said Tom Rice, CEO of Fawcett Memorial Hospital. “That’s why Fawcett Memorial Hospital has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Every member of our Fawcett Family made this recognition possible.”
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