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; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.