Baptist Medical Center/Wolfson Children’s Hospital recognized as Top Performer by Joint Commission
November 20, 2015 | Jacksonville, FL
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville/Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
Baptist Jacksonville /Wolfson Children’s Hospital were recognized this week as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence during 2014 in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma and perinatal care. Baptist Jacksonville/Wolfson Children’s Hospital are part of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.
Baptist Medical Center South, which shares a license with Baptist Jacksonville, is also included in the performance measures.
“This recognition is another example of our commitment to providing high quality of care to our patients. We thank The Joint Commission for highlighting our performance in these categories,” said Michael Mayo, FACHE, Baptist Jacksonville hospital president.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from The Joint Commission. When we focus intensely and continuously on quality, safety and outstanding outcomes, the patients we serve get the best possible care,” added Michael D. Aubin, FACHE, Wolfson Children’s Hospital president.
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.
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
- 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
“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 Baptist Jacksonville/Wolfson Children’s Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.