OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

11/17/2015 - Escanaba, Michigan

OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pnemonia and surgical Care. OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 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. The performance measures included in the recognition program including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.

This is the second year OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group has been recognized as a Top Performer. OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group was recognized in 2013 for its performance on accountability measure data for pneumonia and surgical care.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;

  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and

  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

 “We understand what matters most to patients at OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group 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 David Lord, President and CEO of OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group.  “We are proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

Visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx for more information about the Top Performer program.

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