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KentuckyOne Health Facilities Earn 'Top Performer on Key Quality Measures' Recognition From The Joint Commission - Archived



KentuckyOne Health Facilities Earn ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission


Louisville, Ky. (November 21, 2014) – KentuckyOne Health today announced that two facilities have been recognized as a 2013 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Flaget Memorial Hospital and Saint Joseph Martin, both part of KentuckyOne Health, were recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

Flaget Memorial Hospital was honored for achieving excellence in two fields, Surgical Care Improvement Project and Pneumonia. Saint Joseph Martin was honored for excellence in caring for Pneumonia. Flaget Memorial Hospital and Saint Joseph Martin are two of just 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

“KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved, and we know that a key component to this is ensuring the quality and safety of the care we provide,” said Damian P. “Pat” Alagia III, MD, Chief Physician Executive. “ KentuckyOne Health is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of staff.”

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.

This is the third consecutive year Flaget Memorial Hospital has been recognized and the first year Saint Joseph Martin has been recognized as Top Performers. 

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
  • 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 Flaget Memorial Hospital and Saint Joseph Martin and 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.


For more information about the Top Performer program, visit



About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages. 


Publish date: 

Monday, November 24, 2014