Community Hospital “Top Performer” on six key quality measures
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MONTEREY, Calif. — Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.
Community Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability-measure performance in 2014 for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, surgical care, and perinatal care. Community Hospital leads Monterey County with six Top Performer Key Quality Measures®.
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. Community Hospital was recognized in 2014 for its performance in four areas: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. The 2015 report recognized Community Hospital for these four areas, and added two Top Performer designations, for stroke and perinatal care.
To be a Top Performer on the latest list, hospitals had to meet three criteria based on 49 accountability measure data. “Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality healthcare,” says Mark R. Chassin, MD, president and CEO, The Joint Commission. “I commend the efforts of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”
“There is a relationship between evidence-based treatments and better health outcomes; Community Hospital understands this relationship, and has made it a top priority to exceed standards to provide the highest-quality and safest care for our patients,” says Dr. Steven Packer, Community Hospital president/CEO. “Community Hospital is proud to be named a Top Performer in recognition of the knowledge, teamwork, and dedication of our entire hospital staff and medical staff.”
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.
ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/