Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center Nationally Recognized as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s top performing hospitals for quality by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The 2011 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ program recognizes 620 accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that have attained and sustained excellence on accountability measure performance.

The program is based on data reported 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 and venous thromboembolism (VTE).  Bon Secours Maryview was recognized for providing best treatments in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

“As part of a mission-driven Catholic health system committed to caring for the communities we serve, Maryview Medical Center is dedicated to improving quality, clinical excellence and patient satisfaction,” said Joseph M. Oddis, CEO, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center. “Our experienced team of physicians, nurses and staff provide the best in treatment and care for our patients. Accreditation is a critical step in evaluating our performance, and this recognition by The Joint Commission affirms our commitment to excellence.”

Located in Portsmouth, Bon Secours Maryview has continually received numerous awards, certifications and recognitions for excellence. This includes being ranked for four consecutive years as best in Virginia for bariatric surgery, as well as being ranked in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide for quality by Premier, an alliance of leading hospitals dedicated to improving community health care.  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has designated Maryview as a Blue Distinction center for cardiac care, spine surgery, and bariatric surgery. Maryview also serves as the region’s leading referral hospital for colon and rectal surgery, and it is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

Each of the hospitals that was named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures met two 95 percent performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – for example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan for children with asthma.

“We are proud to be among the 18 percent of hospitals nationwide recognized for quality by The Joint Commission,” said Oddis. “We could not have achieved this honor without the dedication of our talented physicians and staff to provide every patient with the best care and treatment possible. We applaud these efforts to continually improve outcomes and enhance the delivery of our services.”

As a top-performing hospital, Bon Secours Maryview will be recognized in the “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, on The Joint Commission’s website (www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx), as well as on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). The Top Performer program will be featured in the November issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives and the October issue of The Joint Commission: The Source.

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