BRIGHAM CITY – Brigham City Community Hospital is among the 1,224 hospitals nationwide on The Joint Commission’s new list of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures®. It is also one of only two hospitals in the state’s most northern counties on the Top Performer list that achieved excellence in surgical care.
“We understand what matters most to patients at Brigham City Community Hospital is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Richard Spuhler, chief executive officer. “Everyone at our hospital is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire staff.”
For the past four years, The Joint Commission’s Top Performers program has recognized hospitals that meet 46 individual accountability measures of evidence-based care. Based on scientific evidence, these medical interventions improve care and help to ensure better outcomes for patients. Currently, the required core measures include heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Brigham City Community Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
In addition to Brigham City Community Hospital, four other MountainStar hospitals earned this national recognition by utilizing highly reliable interventions while delivering care that increase healthy outcomes for patients: St. Mark’s Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, Mountain View Hospital and Timpanogos Regional Hospital.
“We know our patients expect outstanding care and this level of recognition shows that we’re committed to meeting that expectation,” noted Greg Angle, president, MountainStar Healthcare. “We increase our value to patients, their families and the communities we serve by delivering quality, safety and an exceptional healthcare experience.”
MountainStar hospitals in Utah, Idaho and Alaska are part of HCA, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. Nationwide, 85 percent of HCA hospitals – 115 nationwide – are on the Top Performers list, as compared to 36.9 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals. MountainStar hospitals and the patients they care for benefit from HCA’s leadership when it comes to advancing best practices in medicine and improvements to patient care processes.
The Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® list is featured in The Joint Commission’s Annual Report, America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety. Out of more than 3,300 accredited U.S. hospitals that reported accountability measure data for 2013, 1,224 hospitals are Top Performer hospitals. More details, the complete list of recognized hospitals and the measure sets are available at www.jointcommission.org.
Effective January 2014, Joint Commission-accredited hospitals nationwide were required to submit data related to additional core measure sets, including children’s asthma, venous thromboembolism, stroke, inpatient psychiatric services, immunization and perinatal care. Performance outcomes related to that data will be reported in The Joint Commission’s annual report in 2015.