PBGMC Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint CommissionNov 17, 2015
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (November 17, 2015) – Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is featured in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. The hospital achieved this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, venous thromboembolism and stroke.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious distinction for the fourth consecutive year,” said CEO Jeffrey M. Welch. “Meeting these evidence based measures demonstrates our commitment to making positive patient outcomes a top priority.”
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 such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke, venous thromboembolism, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.
To be a 2014 Top Performer, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:
- Achieving a cumulative performance rate of 95 percent or more across all reported accountability measures;
- Achieving a performance rate of 95 percent or more on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
- Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or more, and within that measure set – all application individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or more.
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx. To learn more about the top-notch services Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center provides, call 561-622-1411.