Joint Commission recognizes Mercy Health hospitals as top performers

December 19th, 2013    Author: Chris Chaney    Filed Under: Community

Mercy Health, which provides quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its network of care, announces that The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America, has named Mercy Health – Anderson and Clermont Hospitals among the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.

Anderson and Clermont Hospitals were the only hospitals in Greater Cincinnati to receive the designation, which places them in the top 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals that reported accountability measure performance data for 2012.

Anderson and Clermont Hospitals earned the Top Performer distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence on key quality measures. The Joint Commission recognized the hospitals for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that improved care for conditions including: heart attack at Anderson Hospital and heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care at Anderson and Clermont Hospitals. The Joint Commission bases the ratings on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to the commission during the 2012 calendar year.

“Every day, our goal is the same – to do the right things at the right time for our patients to help them be well and stay well,” said Yousuf J. Ahmad, Market President and CEO of Mercy Health. “Having The Joint Commission recognize our efforts to provide the best quality patient care is an honor that validates the work of our dedicated team of physicians, nurses and staff.”

“It’s no surprise that what matters most to patients at our hospitals is receiving safe, effective care. Providing that care in a compassionate way is what matters most to us and that’s why we’ve committed to securing Joint Commission accreditation and to delivering positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. We are proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” said Jeff Graham, market leader and president of Mercy Health – East Market, which includes Anderson and Clermont hospitals.

“Mercy Health – Anderson and Clermont Hospitals and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission. “We have much to celebrate this year. Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction. This truly shows that we are approaching a tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”

In addition to being included in the release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). will recognize Mercy Health – Anderson and Clermont Hospitals. The December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source will feature The Top Performer program.

Mercy Health makes quality healthcare easy to help you be well in mind, body and spirit. Mercy Health is a premier healthcare provider that has been serving Greater Cincinnati for more than 160 years. Mercy Health provides an integrated network of leading physicians, compassionate caregivers, comprehensive services and exceptional care at more than 140 locations across the region.

The Mercy Health network of care includes five award-winning hospitals, senior living communities, primary care and specialty physician practices, outpatient centers, social service agencies, fitness centers and a variety of outreach programs.

Truven Health Analytics has named Mercy Health hospitals as the only Greater Cincinnati hospitals to earn national top 100 ratings, placing them among the best hospitals in the nation. Truven has also named Mercy Health as one of the nation’s Top 15 health systems. Mercy Health is part of Catholic Health Partners – the largest health system in Ohio and fourth largest employer. To learn more visit, e-mercy.com and engage in the conversation via Mercy Health’s social media channels (@mercy_health on Twitter and Mercy Health on Facebook).

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