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Saint Joseph Berea Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission
Berea, Ky. (November 18, 2015) – Saint Joseph Berea, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been recognized among the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. This program honors hospitals that demonstrate excellent performance on evidence-based process of care measures.
Saint Joseph Berea was recognized based on performance related to accountability measures for surgical care as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.” The report summarizes data on 49 accountability measures reported by more than 3,300 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals in 2014. Saint Joseph Berea was among only 25 hospitals in Kentucky recognized as Top Performers. Saint Joseph Martin and Flaget Memorial Hospital, both part of KentuckyOne Health, were also honored.
“This is one of those awards that just makes you say ‘wow’,” said Eric Gilliam, president, Saint Joseph Berea. “The objective data and positive results quickly tell the story of how committed the entire staff of Saint Joseph Berea is to improving health, wellbeing and access to care in our region. Thanks to their efforts, patient care just keeps getting better.”
The Top Performer program is based on data reported in the previous year about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, tobacco use, substance use, venous thromboembolism, immunization and perinatal care.
To become 2014 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures, hospitals were required to:
• Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
• Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
• Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.
“Led by this year’s Top Performer hospitals, Joint Commission-accredited hospitals have achieved tremendous improvement and reliability on many of the measures reported over the past five years. These Top Performer hospitals are demonstrating how to achieve and sustain superb levels of performance in delivering evidence-based treatments,” says Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
“America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report 2015,” is available on The Joint Commission website at www.jointcommission.org/TJC_Annual_Report_2015.
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 University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.