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CMC-Lincoln Named a Top Performer by The Joint Commission
Date
11/18/2013
Article
"We know that evidence-based processes lead to better care and, ultimately, to better patient outcomes.”

Vineet Goel, MD
Chief Medical Officer
CMC-Lincoln

Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, part of Carolinas HealthCare, has been 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-Lincoln 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 Pete Acker, president of CMC-Lincoln. “We’re very proud to receive this national distinction, which recognizes our excellence in providing safe, effective, high-quality care to our community.”

CMC-Lincoln was recognized for achievement in several measure sets: 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, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan of care for children with asthma.

“We know that evidence-based processes lead to better care and, ultimately, to better patient outcomes,” said Vineet Goel, MD, chief medical officer of CMC-Lincoln. “Our patients benefit from care that adheres to rigorous and proven clinical guidelines.” CMC-Lincoln 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-Lincoln currently holds these prestigious certifications for advanced inpatient diabetes, childbirth, heart failure, and hip and knee replacement.

Across North Carolina, 33 hospitals – including Carolinas HealthCare System facilities CMC-Mercy, CMC-Pineville, CMC-NorthEast and CMC-Union – were named to the Joint Commission’s Top Performer list. They were among 1,099 hospitals recognized this year.

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