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Carolinas HealthCare System Facilities Named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission
Date
11/19/2014
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Carolinas HealthCare System has announced that 16 of its care locations have been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission in recognition of their exemplary clinical performance in multiple specialties. The designation, released as part of the Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” recognizes hospitals for attaining excellence in using evidence-based processes shown to improve care.

Carolinas HealthCare System’s hospitals were among 1,224 recognized this year. They include: Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-University, Carolinas Medical Center-Union, Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, Scotland Health Care System, Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Blue Ridge HealthCare, St. Luke's Hospital, Columbus Regional Healthcare System, AnMed Health, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Annie Penn Hospital and Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on 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.

To be a 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.

To learn more about Carolinas HealthCare System’s quality initiatives, view our 2014 Value Report.

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