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“We know that evidence-based processes lead to better care and, ultimately, to better patient outcomes,” said Eugene Christian, MD, chief medical officer of CMC-Mercy.
“Our patients benefit from care that adheres to rigorous and proven clinical guidelines.”
Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission in recognition of its exemplary clinical performance in multiple specialties. The designation recognizes hospitals for attaining excellence in using evidence-based processes that are shown to improve care. This distinction places CMC-Mercy among the top 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals that reported accountability measure performance data for 2012.
“We’re committed to providing exceptional care based on the highest clinical standards,” said Scott Jones, vice president of CMC-Mercy. “We’re very proud to receive this national distinction, which recognizes our excellence in providing safe, effective care to our community and the hard work of every member of our team.”
CMC-Mercy was recognized for achievement in several measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. To be named as a Top Performer, the hospital achieved the highest levels of performance in providing evidence-based care for the named measure sets. Evidence-based practices include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients and giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.
“We know that evidence-based processes lead to better care and, ultimately, to better patient outcomes,” said Eugene Christian, MD, chief medical officer of CMC-Mercy. “Our patients benefit from care that adheres to rigorous and proven clinical guidelines.” CMC-Mercy also maintains Joint Commission certifications for disease-specific care, distinctions that recognize the hospital’s compliance with rigorous national standards for quality and safety. CMC-Mercy currently holds these prestigious certifications for total hip replacement, total knee replacement, total ankle replacement and bariatrics.
Across North Carolina, 33 hospitals – including Carolinas HealthCare System facilities CMC-Mercy, CMC-Pineville, CMC-Lincoln and CMC-Union – were named to the Joint Commission’s Top Performer list this year. They were among 1,099 hospitals recognized this year.