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Published on October 30, 2013

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from the Joint Commission

OWENSBORO, KY (October 30, 2013) – Owensboro Health Regional Hospital has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance in 2012. The hospital was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

Visit the Joint Commission website for more about Top Performers.

“This is wonderful news for the patients and families that depend on our organization to treat their loved ones. It’s also a testament of the excellent care provided by our staff and physicians,” says Lisa Thompson, director of quality and patient safety at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  “We all strive to treat each and every patient as if they were our family member.”

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must: (1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent of above across all reported accountability measures; (2) achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and (3) have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice – examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotic one hour before surgery.

“Owensboro Health Regional Hospital 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.  In addition to being included in today’s release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals”  annual report, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). The Top Performer program will be featured in the December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source.

 

 

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the One Health medical group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit owensborohealth.org.