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Sarah Bush Lincoln Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures The Joint Commission Recognition

November 14, 2014 8:59 a.m.

Sarah Bush Lincoln was recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.

Sarah Bush Lincoln was 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, Surgical Care and Hospital-based Inpatient Psychiatry.

Sarah Bush Lincoln is among a select group of more than 40 Top Performer hospitals that took steps in advance of the requirement.  It is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 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, 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.

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 healthcare. I commend the efforts of Sarah Bush Lincoln for its excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission, said.

“We understand what matters most to patients at Sarah Bush Lincoln 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,” Sarah Bush Lincoln President & CEO Tim Ols said. “We proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

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