November 13, 2013
Spring Hill, FL – Oak Hill Hospital has been named as one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. The hospital is part of an elite group of hospitals nationwide to earn this distinction attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.
“Our facility has made a commitment to positive patient outcomes. We understand patients want safe, effective care and we take with great pride the recognition by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures,” says Leanne Salazar, CNO of Oak Hill Hospital. “Using evidence-based patient care processes with proven links to positive patient outcomes is a key driver today in achieving the best results possible for our patients,” she added.
Evidence-based clinical processes are shown to improve care for certain medical conditions, including heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thrombo embolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.
Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must: 1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and 3) have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, or providing a home management plan of care for children with asthma.