Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa (SMCSR) has been named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa was recognized by The Joint Commission 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 thrombo embolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.
SMCSR is one of 1,099 hospitals being recognized this year in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. This represents the top 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospital reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012. SMCSR was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets:
· Heart Attack
· Heart Failure
· Surgical Care
The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.
Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures met two 95 percent (95/95) performance thresholds on 2012 accountability measure data.
First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.
Second, each hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. 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 aspirin at arrival
for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and
providing a home management plan for children with asthma.
Medical Center is not for profit and part of the Sutter Health Network.