Wednesday, October 30, 2013
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Named Top Performer by the Joint Commission
OKLAHOMA CITY – INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. This distinction recognizes the hospital for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care of heart attack, pneumonia and surgery.
– INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center was named ® by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. This distinction recognizes the hospital for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care of heart attack, pneumonia and surgery.
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center and each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must: 1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and 3) 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 have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, or providing a home management plan of care for children with asthma.
“We understand that what matters most to patients is safe, effective care,” says Tim Johnsen, president of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. “This achievement demonstrates a commitment to assuring that evidence-based interventions are delivered in the right way and at the right time – because it’s the right thing to do for patients.”
The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to the Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year. The list of Top Performer organizations represents 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.