Parkridge Recognized As Top Performer On Key Quality Measures

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Parkridge Medical Center Inc. was recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.The hospital system earned top ratings from the Joint Commission for a demonstrated commitment to achieving positive patient outcomes using evidence-based treatment. Parkridge received the Top Performer distinction for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and inpatient psychiatric care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.               

 “Parkridge Medical Center Inc. and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission. “We have much to celebrate this year. Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction. This truly shows that we are approaching a tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”               

 “Our patients expect and deserve the highest quality of care,” said Darrell Moore, president and CEO of Parkridge Medical Center Inc. “We are committed to achieving positive patient outcomes through evidence-based treatment processes. We are proud that we have been recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for our efforts.”                

In addition to being included in today’s release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Parkridge Medical Center Inc. will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website. The Top Performer program will be featured in the December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source.


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