St. Mary’s Hospital has again been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for heart attack, pneumonia, and surgical care by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S.
St. Mary’s Hospital was recognized for using evidence-based clinical care processes that are closely linked to positive patient outcomes.
To be recognized with this honor, hospitals must attain and sustain, nearly perfect quality indicator scores – in the 95th percentile or above – across all reported key quality measures throughout 2012.
A 95 percent score means a hospital performed nearly perfect by using an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities. Each key quality measure represents a best practice process shown to improve care for certain conditions, including: heart attack, pneumonia, and surgery.
This is the second year in a row St. Mary’s Hospital received this honor.