Capella Healthcare Hospitals Earn National Recognition as "Top Performers" for Quality

The Joint Commission Recognizes Tennessee & Oregon Facilities

Sep 14, 2011, 10:00 ET from Capella Healthcare

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two hospitals affiliated with Capella Healthcare have been named among the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the nation's leading accreditor of health care organizations.  Grandview Medical Center (GMC) in Jasper, TN, and Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) in McMinnville, OR, are among a select few to earn the distinction of "top performer" for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.  

The recognition was based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children's asthma. Inclusion on the "top performers" list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year.  This first recognition program is based on data reported for 2010.

WVMC, one of only two hospitals honored in Oregon, was recognized for both pneumonia and surgical care.  GMC, one of 20 hospitals honored in Tennessee, was recognized for pneumonia care.  Out of the 3,009 hospitals submitting accountability measure data to The Joint Commission, these hospitals were among only 405 to meet or exceed the target rates of performance for 2010.

"Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals such as Grandview Medical Center that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care," says Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president of The Joint Commission.

In addition to being included in today's release of The Joint Commission's "Improving America's Hospitals" annual report, GMC and WVMC will also be recognized on The Joint Commission's Quality Check website at www.QualityCheck.org.

"We join with The Joint Commission in congratulating Grandview and Willamette Valley on these significant accomplishments," said Dan Slipkovich, Chief Executive Officer of Capella Healthcare.  "Their medical staff, employees and leadership all deserve credit for earning this national recognition as top performing hospitals."

Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella Healthcare owns and/or operates 15 general acute-care hospitals in seven states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital's medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level. The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, reinvesting 100% of net cash flow into its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities.  

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