Wadesboro — Anson Community Hospital, a Carolinas Healthcare facility, was recently named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
Anson Community Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.
In order to qualify as a Top Performer according to The Joint Commission, hospitals must achieve 95 percent or better in the National Quality Goals during 2011. The National Quality Goals are Myocardial Infarction, Pneumonia, Heart Failure, and Surgical Care, and Anson Community Hospital achieved more than 95 percent in pneumonia care measures.
“It’s gratifying to be nationally recognized for the high quality of care that is provided at Anson Community Hospital by our physicians and hospital staff, and I am very proud to achieve this designation,” said Fred Thompson, president of Anson Community Hospital. “We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care. That’s why ACH has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. We are proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.”
Anson Community Hospital is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The list of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures puts ACH in the top 18 percent of the 3,376 eligible hospitals in the country that report clinical performance data to The Joint Commission.
“When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission. “This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity. Such day-to-day progress will slowly but surely transform today’s health care system into one that achieves unprecedented performance outcomes for the benefit of the patients.”
In addition to being included in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Anson Community Hospital is recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). The Top Performer program will also be featured in the November issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives and the October issue of The Joint Commission: The Source.