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Marin General Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission


GREENBRAE, CA — Marin General Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Marin General Hospitalwas 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 heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. It is one is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the Top Performer distinction, based on 2013 data.

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.

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,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission, in commending the hospitals that received recognition.

“Since 2010 when Marin General Hospitalreturned to local control, everyone here has been focused on delivering the best possible quality care and safety to patients,” said Lee Domanico, Marin General HospitalCEO. “It’s been a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes and we are proud to be recognized as a Top Performer by the Joint Commission.”

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

Earlier this year Marin General Hospitalreceived the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for 2014, given out to only 260 hospitals nationwide (the top 5%), and was designated as one of America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Cardiac Care and Coronary Intervention. It also received an “A” grade for its Hospital Safety ScoreSM from The Leapfrog Group, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. 

 

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