Valley Health Warren Memorial Hospital has been recognized for the third
consecutive year as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint
Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest health care standards-setting
and accrediting body. The designation reflects the hospital’s adherence
in 2014 to core measures, or evidence-based treatments that produce the
Warren Memorial Hospital was recognized for its continued high performance
in pneumonia and surgical care core measures (achieving performance of
100% and 95%, respectively), and newly-recognized for immunization (99%).
The Front Royal hospital is one of only 11 hospitals in the Commonwealth
to have made the list for three consecutive years.
According to The Joint Commission, 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, children’s
asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism,
perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance abuse.
Warren Memorial Hospital is one of 1,043 hospitals--less than one third
of the nation’s Joint Commission-accredited hospitals--which reported
accountability measure data for the year to achieve the 2014 Top Performer
distinction. Top performing hospitals are listed in TJC’s 2015 annual
report, America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety. Details
on the Top Performer program may be found at www.jointcommission.org/topperformer/.
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; and
• 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.
“I’d like to offer my congratulations and deepest appreciation
to our physicians, nurses and all of our employees who work tirelessly
to provide the right care in the right way at the right time to patients
every day,” says Floyd Heater, interim president of WMH and president
of Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. “Through the use of evidenced-based
treatments and a focus on continuous quality improvement, we’re
achieving better health outcomes.”
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.