Joint Commission names WMC a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures
By Kristy Bleizeffer Nov 13, 2014
Wyoming Medical Center is proud to announce that today we were named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. WMC was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
This is the second year we’ve been recognized as a Top Performer, and we are one of only 712 hospitals across the country to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two consecutive years.
“This is great validation that the care we deliver to patients is held to the highest national standards. I am very proud of our clinical and medical staff and appreciate their hard work to improve patient outcomes every day and on every shift,” said Vickie Diamond, president and CEO of Wyoming Medical Center.
“Throughout our organization, we share a vision to foster health and wellness in our community. We are honored to receive the Joint Commission’s Top Performer status because it shows that our hard work is indeed impacting the health of our patients and our community.”
The Top Performer ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2013 calendar year. For the honor, WMC had to:
- achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
- achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and
- 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 to have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.
This is our third major recognition by a regional or national safety and quality organization this fall.
- On Oct. 29, Wyoming Medical Center was again named the only Wyoming hospital to earn an ‘A’ in safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national safety watch dog group.
- On Sept. 25, we earned our sixth Quality Achievement Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health for giving excellent care in seven nationally measured areas: Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attacks), Heart Failure, Immunizations, Pneumonia, Stroke, Surgical Complications and Venous Thromboembolism.
- This summer, Becker's Hospital Review named us one of its "100 Great Community Hospitals 2014," based on quality, community service and other safety and performance measures. Wyoming Medical Center was just one of two Wyoming hospitals included on the list.