SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dignity Health's Bay Area hospitals – Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco, Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, and Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz – have each been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
The hospitals were recognized as part of The Joint Commission's 2015 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.
Specifically, the hospitals were recognized in the following areas:
- Saint Francis Memorial Hospital – Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Venous Thromboembolism, Immunization
- St. Mary's Medical Center – Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Stroke
- Sequoia Hospital – Heart Attack, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Perinatal Care
- Dominican Hospital – Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Venous Thromboembolism, Stroke
These hospitals are among the 1,043 hospitals nationwide to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction, out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals.
"Our hospitals have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes," said Todd Strumwasser, MD, senior vice president of operations, Bay Area, and interim president of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. "This Top Performer recognition shows that no matter which Dignity Health hospital they choose, patients in the Bay Area can feel confident that they are receiving the highest possible quality care."
The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions. The performance measures included in the recognition program include heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children's asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment, and substance use.
To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:
- Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
- Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
- Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.
About Dignity Health Bay Area Hospitals
Dignity Health includes four accredited, not-for-profit hospitals in the Bay Area – Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco, Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, and Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. All four hospitals are Certified Stroke Centers, offer emergency services, and have received national recognition for superior safety and quality from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is home to the Bothin Burn Center, the largest dedicated burn unit in Northern California. Saint Francis also features the Center for Sports Medicine and the Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute, and specializes in emergency medicine. www.dignityhealth.org/saintfrancis
St. Mary's Medical Center opened the nation's first digital cardiac catheterization laboratory and continues to pioneer in multidisciplinary spine care. St. Mary's also houses a Total Joint Center, a Comprehensive Cancer Center and is recognized for outstanding treatment of stroke. www.dignityhealth.org/stmarys
Sequoia Hospital, located in Redwood City, is a nationally known pioneer in advanced cardiac care, affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. The hospital also offers award-winning maternity care, and has been recognized as one of America's top 100 hospitals. www.dignityhealth.org/sequoia
Dominican Hospital is a certified Chest Pain Center and offers the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County. Dominican's services include a Total Joint Replacement program, and the hospital is a leading provider of neurological services. www.dignityhealth.org/dominican
SOURCE Dignity Health Bay Area Hospitals