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Shasta Regional Medical Center recognized as a Top Performer by The Joint Commission

Shasta Regional Medical Center recognized as a Top Performer by The Joint Commission

10-30-2013

Redding, CA — Shasta Regional Medical Center was named one of the nation's Top Performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accredited agency of health care organizations in America. Shasta Regional was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children's asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.

Shasta Regional has been recognized as a Top Performing Hospital three years in a row and is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction and the only hospital in Shasta County to be recognized for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Shasta Regional was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: heart attack, pneumonia, surgery and stroke. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year. The list of Top Performer organizations increased by 77 percent from last year and it represents 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.

"This honor speaks highly of our staff's commitment to the community we serve by continually striving to deliver safe, effective and exceptional health care. Shasta Regional is proud to be named again as one of The Joint Commission's Top Performers on key quality measures," said Cyndy Gordon, CEO of Shasta Regional Medical Center.

Shasta Regional along with each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must: 1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and 3) have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, or providing a home management plan of care for children with asthma.

In addition to being included in today's release of The Joint Commission's "Improving America's Hospitals" annual report, Shasta Regional will be recognized on The Joint Commission's Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). The Top Performer program will be featured in the December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source.

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