INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Earns Top Performer Recognition from the Joint Commission
INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center was 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 United States. INTEGRIS Bass was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.
INTEGRIS Bass Baptist is one of 620 hospitals across the country earning the distinction of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. INTEGRIS Bass Baptist was recognized for its performance in the categories of Heart Attack, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to the Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year.
The list of Top Performers represents 18 percent of more than 3,400 eligible accredited hospitals reporting data.
Each of the hospitals that were named Top Performers met two 95 percent performance thresholds on 2011 measurable data. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence based practice – for example, giving an aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan for children with asthma.
“We are proud to be named to the Joint Commissions list of Top Performers,” said INTEGRIS Bass Baptist President Jeff Tarrant, FACHE. “Providing safe, effective care is what matters most to our patients. That’s why INTEGRIS Bass Baptist has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes. This recognition is a testament to the dedication to excellence on the part of our staff and physicians.”
“When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H, President, The Joint Commission. “This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity. Such day-to-day progress will slowly but surely transform today’s health care system into one that achieves unprecedented performance outcomes for the benefit of patients.”