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Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Recognition from The Joint Commission

June 02, 2014

(Polson, Montana) Providence St. Joseph Medical Center was recently named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. St. Joseph Medical Center was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes shown to improve patient care on the measure sets of surgical care.

The hospital is one of 1,099 in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. St. Joseph Medical Center and each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must:

  • achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • 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 95 times out of 100 opportunities. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, or providing a home management plan of care for children with asthma.

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is safe, effective care. That’s why St. Joe’s has made a commitment to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. We’re proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures,” says James Kiser, Chief Executive, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.

“Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement. They should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission.

For more information, please contact Landon Godfrey, PharmD, Director of Hospital Operations, at 406-883-7486.