Florida’s Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida recently announced its fifth consecutive qualification, based on rigorous industry criteria, as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, a U.S. health-care accreditation organization.
To meet eligibility as a Top Performer, hospitals are required to achieve scores of 95 percent or better in multiple accountability measures.
“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 Orange Park Medical Center for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” Dr. Mark R. Chassin, president and CEO of The Joint Commission, said.
As one of only 1,043 hospitals from among 3,300 eligible U.S. facilities to win the honor this year, Orange Park Medical Center was recognized within The Joint Commission’s annual report for sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for major medical events and issues including heart attack or failure, pneumonia, and surgical and perinatal care.
“We understand what matters most to patients at Orange Park Medical Center 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,” Orange Park Medical Center CEO Chad Patrick said. “Orange Park Medical Center is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”
Additional performance measures considered in the program include children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use. The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that improve outcomes for certain patients.