Mercy Hospital Cassville named Top Performer

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hospital improved on evidence-based interventions for patient care

Mercy Hospital Cassville has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children's asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including: achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

"Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care," said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, the Joint Commission. "I commend the efforts of Mercy for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions."

"We understand what matters most to patients at Mercy is the quality and safety of the care they receive," said Doug Stroemel, Mercy Hospital Cassville president. "That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. We're proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff."