Phoenix Children’s Hospital earns top performer on key quality measures recognition for children’s asthma care from The Joint Commission
Phoenix, Ariz. (October 4, 2011) – Phoenix Children’s Hospital was named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Phoenix Children’s Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children's asthma.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year. For example, this first recognition program is based on data that were reported for 2010.
To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. First they must achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above after the results of all the accountability measures for which they report data to The Joint Commission were factored into a single score, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, they must meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every single accountability measure for which they report data, excluding any measures with less than 30 eligible cases or patients.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital was recognized for achieving these thresholds for Children’s Asthma Care.
“Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals such as Phoenix Children’s Hospital that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission.
“We understand that what matters most to patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital — safe, effective care. That’s why Phoenix Children’s Hospital has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” says Bob Meyer, president and CEO.
In addition to being included in today's release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America's Hospitals” annual report. Phoenix Children's Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona's only licensed children's hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Phoenix Children’s is in the midst of a major expansion to meet the needs of the Southwest's rapid population growth. The signature element of the expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower which will enable the hospital to grow from 345 licensed beds today to a total of 626 licensed beds once the project is complete. The hospital's expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley.
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