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Central Peninsula Hospital Earns National ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ Recognition from the Joint Commission - Archived
Date
01/03/2012
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Today, The Joint Commission named Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) as one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures for Surgical Care and Pneumonia. The Joint Commission is the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

CPH is the only hospital in Alaska to earn this recognition and one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year (2010 data).

To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. First they must achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above after the results of all the accountability measures for which they report data to The Joint Commission were factored into a single score, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, they must meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every single accountability measure for which they report data, excluding any measures with less than 30 eligible cases or patients.
CPH was recognized for achieving these thresholds for Pneumonia and Surgical Care.

“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 Central Peninsula Hospital that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission.

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Central Peninsula Hospital is –safe, effective care. That’s why CPH has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. CPH is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” says Ryan Smith, CEO.

In addition to being included in today’s release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report. Central Peninsula Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org).