Three Providence Southern California medical centers were recognized this week as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the agency that accredits most of the nation’s health care organizations.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in San Pedro and Torrance and Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica 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 performance measures. The three hospitals were among 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction, based on 2013 data.
Providence Saint John’s and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance were recognized for treatment of patients with heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and in need of surgical care. Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro was recognized for treatment of heart failure and pneumonia and for surgical care.
“This recognition directly reflects our quality patient care,” said Lanny Eason, M.D., chief medical officer, Providence Health & Services, Southern California. “By following evidenced-based guidelines for interventions, our physicians and clinicians are improving patient outcomes.”
This is the first year the San Pedro hospital has receive this recognition. Providence Saint John’s is among 147 hospitals nationwide to achieve Top Performer distinction for the past four years; Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance, among 314 hospitals to be recognized the past three years.
To be recognized as Top Performers, hospitals met three performance criteria based on 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 the Providence medical centers for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
For more information about the “Top Performer” program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.