The Joint Commission Names Seven Sutter Health Hospitals Top Performers for Quality Health Care
The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations, today named seven Sutter Health network hospitals Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™. Only 620 – or 18 percent – of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals in the nation earned the distinction of Top Performer for quality performance in 2011. Hospitals receive recognition in health care quality for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Sutter Health recognized hospitals include:
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital – Recognized for pneumonia and surgical care
Sutter Davis Hospital – Recognized for pneumonia and surgical care
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento – Recognized for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia care
North Bay Area
Sutter Medical Center, Santa Rosa – Recognized for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
South Bay Area
Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center, Santa Cruz– Recognized for surgical care
“For many years our integrated network has shared best practices and worked closely with patients and their families to help ensure they receive care and treatment personalized to their needs,” said Gordon Hunt M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer for Sutter Health. “By continually assessing and improving upon our services, we’re maintaining a high quality of care while keeping overall costs down—and that means greater value for the communities we serve.”
About the Recognitions
The Joint Commission aggregated previous calendar year data to determine ‘top performers’ for health care quality. Winners must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds in the accountability measures for which they report data.
– Top performers must
achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above after individual results are
factored into a single score (including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases
– Top performers must meet or exceed 95 percent in every accountability measure (excluding measures with less than 30 eligible cases or patients).
The Joint Commission recognized winning hospitals today in its annual report The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report. The Joint Commission also will recognize hospitals in its Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org).