BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
The recognition distinguishes Our Lady of the Lake as a national leader for attaining and sustaining excellence in the performance measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The hospital is recognized as part of The Joint Commission's 2014 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety."
"This is a tremendous honor for our hospital, and especially meaningful as true testimony to the focus of our team members and physicians in providing safe and quality care for the patients we serve every day," said K. Scott Wester, president and chief executive officer of Our Lady of the Lake.
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, 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 2013 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.
"Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Our Lady of the Lake for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions," said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
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About Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Our Lady of the Lake is a not-for-profit 850-bed medical center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with more than 7,300 employees committed to building a healthy community through excellence in patient care and education. With a Regional Medical Center, dedicated Children's Hospital, and 300-provider Physician Group, Our Lady of the Lake provides comprehensive healthcare services for common to complex conditions. Our Lady of the Lake is a primary teaching site for graduate medical education programs and is recognized in the areas of heart and vascular, trauma and emergency care, stroke, cancer care, minimally-invasive procedures and more.
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