Mercy Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures Recognition from The Joint Commission

(DURANGO, COLO.) Mercy Regional Medical Center today announced it 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. Mercy was recognized as part of The Joint Commissions 2014 annual report Americas Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety, for surgical care, heart attack, and pneumonia. Mercy is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

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, childrens asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

This is the second consecutive year Mercy has been recognized as a Top Performer. Mercy was recognized last year for its 2012 performance on accountability measure data for surgical care, heart attack, and pneumonia.

Mercy is one of only of 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two years.

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 Mercy Regional 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.

We understand what matters most to patients at Mercy is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes, said Mercy CEO Tom Gessel. Mercy is proud to be named a Top Performer and recognizes the knowledge, teamwork, and dedication of our entire staff.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit The Joint Commission website.

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About Mercy Regional Medical Center
Mercy Regional Medical Center is an 82-bed acute care hospital in Durango, Colorado. As a non-profit hospital that is part of the Centura Health network, Mercy is committed to improving the health and wellness of the communities it serves in the Four Corners region. For more information visit Mercy Regional Medical Center website.

About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information about Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.