oboro health2 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (10/31/13) – Owensboro Health Regional Hospital has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures(R) by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The 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.

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure
performance in 2012. The hospital was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

"This is wonderful news for the patients and families that depend on our organization to treat their loved ones. It's also a testament of the excellent care provided by our staff and physicians," Lisa Thompson, director of quality and patient safety at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, said. "We all strive to treat each and every patient as if they were our family member."

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must: (1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent of above across all reported accountability measures; (2) achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and (3) have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice - examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotic one hour before surgery.

"Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement," Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission, said

In addition to being included in today's release of The Joint Commission's "Improving America's Hospitals" annual report, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission's Quality The Top Performer program will be featured in the December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source.

For more information go to: www.qualitycheck.org.

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