Harlan ARH Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

2/20/2015

Harlan ARH Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Harlan ARH 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 pneumonia and surgical care. Harlan ARH is one of only 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.

“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 Harlan ARH Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

Harlan ARH is one of only of 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two consecutive years/314 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past three consecutive years/147 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past four consecutive years).

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.

“At Harlan ARH, we have made it a top priority to address patient safety and quality health care by improving upon our evidence-based care processes,” said Donnie Fields, Community CEO at Harlan ARH. “We are proud to be named a Top Performer and thank our entire hospital staff for its knowledge, teamwork and dedication to improve Harlan ARH’s performance.”

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