DCH System Named Top Performer
DCH System Named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission
Dickinson County Healthcare System was recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditation agency of health care organizations in the United States.
DCH System was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for care provided in the areas of Pneumonia, Surgical Care, VTE (prevention of blood clots), and Immunizations (influenza vaccination to inpatients). Dickinson Memorial Hospital is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction; only 22 Michigan hospitals received recognition of which only three were located in the Upper Peninsula.
DCHS submitted quality measures to The Joint Commission on the following six measure sets and scored as indicated:
While Dickinson Memorial Hospital did not meet eligibility numbers for awards in AMI or Heart Failure due to not enough patients treated in those areas (must have a minimum of 30 patients), scores in each care area had to exceed 95%, to be eligible for awards in any of the other areas.
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. The performance measures included in the recognition program are: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.
This is the third year Dickinson Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer, having received recognition in previous years as follows:
2011: for care of Heart Attack (AMI); Pneumonia and Surgical Care (care provided in 2010).
2014: for care of Pneumonia and Surgical Care (care provided in 2013).
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Dickinson Memorial Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
“We know that what matters most to our patients is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” commented John Schon, Administrator / CEO We are proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”