SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year, The Joint Commission, the nation's leading accreditor of health care organizations, recognized hospitals in the Sutter Health network as among the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures®. Sutter Health-affiliated hospitals have earned these quality recognitions each year since the program began in 2011.
The Top Performer program recognizes U.S. hospitals for exemplary performance in evidence-based clinical processes shown to improve care for certain medical conditions. The 13 Sutter Health hospitals recognized this year include:
Greater Sacramento and Central Valley Region
Memorial Hospital Los Banos – Recognized for pneumonia care
Memorial Medical Center Modesto – Recognized for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital – Recognized for pneumonia and surgical care
Sutter Davis Hospital – Recognized for pneumonia and surgical care
Sutter Solano Medical Center – Recognized for heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Recognized for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
Greater San Francisco Bay Area
Eden Medical Center – Recognized for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
Mills-Peninsula Health Services – Recognized for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
Novato Community Hospital – Recognized for surgical care
Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center, Santa Cruz – Recognized for surgical care
Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital – Recognized for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
Crescent City, CA
Sutter Coast Hospital – Recognized for pneumonia and surgical care
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health – Recognized for care for inpatient psychiatric services
Only 36.9 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals in the nation earned the distinction of Top Performer for quality performance.
"We're committed to continually evaluating and improving the care we deliver so that we best meet the changing needs of our patients and communities. These recognitions, by the well-respected Joint Commission, are a testament to the talented professionals who work tirelessly across our network to ensure that our patients receive an exceptional, compassionate and consistent experience," said Gordon Hunt, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer for Sutter Health.
The Joint Commission honored 10 Sutter hospitals in 2013, seven in 2012 and six hospitals in 2011.
About the Recognitions
The Joint Commission Top Performer winners must 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 on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
- Having at least one core measure with a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures with a performance rate of 95 percent or above.
The Top Performer recognition occurs in the fall of each year and coincides with the publication of The Joint Commission's "Improving America's Hospitals" annual report.
Learn more about the Top Performer Program from The Joint Commission.
About Sutter Health
Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals, home health care and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California's top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women's and children's services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.
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SOURCE Sutter Health