Kendall Hospital Named a "Top Performer" by the Joint Commission
November 17, 2011
Miami, FL - Eleven HCA East Florida hospitals were named the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospitals earning this designation were 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, surgical care and children’s asthma.
HCA East Florida Hospitals Receiving Designation:
- Northwest Medical Center in Margate
- Plantation General Hospital
- University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac
- Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation
Palm Beach County
- JFK Medical Center in Atlantis
- Columbia Hospital in West Palm Beach
- Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
- Kendall Regional Medical Center
St. Lucie County
- Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
- St. Lucie Medical Center
- Raulerson Hospital
Only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earned the distinction of top performers on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year. For example, this first recognition program is based on data that were reported for 2010.
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. Second, 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.
“We are extremely proud that eleven HCA facilities listed in South Florida named as one of The Joint Commission’s top hospitals list. This distinction is a direct result of our physicians and employees dedication in each area of its Key Quality Measures program.” Said Michael Joseph, CEO and President of HCA East Florida, “We will continue to be committed to quality care for our patients and excellence in the communities we serve”
“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 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.
In addition to being included in today’s release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report visit the Joint Commission’s Quality Check website.