Sibley Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Sibley was 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 pneumonia and surgical care. Sibley is one of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
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.
"What matters most to patients at Sibley Memorial Hospital is the quality and safety of the care they receive," said Richard "Chip" Davis, Ph.D., president of Sibley Memorial Hospital. "Our patients deserve nothing less than high-quality health care that is appropriate, safe and effective. That is why we are committed to developing and using innovative and evidence-based care processes to improve positive patient outcomes. We are proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the commitment of our entire hospital staff to obtaining these goals."
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. I commend the efforts of Sibley Memorial Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions," said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
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