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Warren Memorial Hospital Recognized Again as Top Performer

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 best outcomes.

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.