Delaware County Memorial Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ from Joint Commission - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on November 24, 2014

Delaware County Memorial Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Mary Wascavage
(610) 284-8619
Mary.Wascavage@crozer.org

DREXEL HILL, PA-- According to a recent report released by The Joint Commission, Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) is one of only 1,224 hospitals in the nation and five locally to be named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. DCMH was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The Joint Commission is the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.   

DCMH Named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

DCMH was one of only five local hospitals
to be named a "Top Performer on Key
Quality Measures" in 2013 by The Joint
Commission.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.          

This is the second year that DCMH has been recognized as a Top Performer. DCMH was recognized in 2011 for its performance on accountability measure data for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.          

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

“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 DCMH staff for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

“We understand that what matters most to patients at DCMH is the quality and safety of the care they receive,” says Robert Haffey, president of DCMH. “That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. DCMH is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

“This is quite an achievement for the physicians and staff of DCMH and speaks volumes of their commitment to provide the highest level of evidence-based care to their patients.  This does not occur without effort, teamwork and diligence,” says Eric Dobkin, M.D., vice president of Quality and Patient Safety for Crozer-Keystone Health System.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

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