THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano Named 'Top Performer on Key Quality Measures' by The Joint Commission
THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano is proud to announce it has been named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the country. The hospital was recognized based on 2010 data reported for evidence-based clinical processes shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure and surgical care.
"Quality continues to be the cornerstone of everything we do," says Mark Valentine, president, THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano. "Receiving this national recognition reaffirms our commitment to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes while continuing to provide safe, quality, compassionate care."
The 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 aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2010 calendar year.
To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures, THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano had to meet the following criteria in performance thresholds. First, the hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission , including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, the hospital met a 95 percent performance threshold for every accountability measure for which it reports data, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.
"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 THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano 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.