Joint Commission names WMC Top Performer for quality

By The Pulse Oct 30, 2013

What a week it’s been for Wyoming Medical Center.

On Oct. 23, the Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog for patient safety, awarded us an ‘A’ in patient safety on its Hospital Safety Score -- the third year in a row we've earned Leapfrog's highest grade. (Read the entire story here.)

Today, the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America, named us a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013. We were recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care in four measured areas -- heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

“We understand that what matters most to patients is safe, effective care,” said WMC President and CEO Vickie Diamond. “That’s why Wyoming Medical Center has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes.”

Top Performers are hospitals that sustain excellence in accountability measure performance. WMC earned a composite score of 99.3 percent compliance over four quarters. Only 33 percent of Joint Commission hospitals earned the rating.

The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

Further reading:

* Wyoming Medical Center is recognized in The Joint Commissions annual report, Improving America’s Hospitals, released today.

* We are also 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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