Cooley Dickinson Hospital Recognized as Top Performer
NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the U.S.
Cooley Dickinson was recognized as part of the Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability-measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. Cooley Dickinson Hospital is one of only 19 hospitals to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction in these four categories and among about one-third of all hospitals in the U.S. to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based treatment protocols that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.
To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:
• Achieving cumulative performance of 95% or above across all reported accountability measures;
• Achieving performance of 95% or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
• Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95% or above and, within that measure set, a performance rate of 95% or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality healthcare. I commend the efforts of Cooley Dickinson Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Dr. Mark Chassin, president and CEO of the Joint Commission.
“We understand what matters most to patients at Cooley Dickinson Hospital 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,” said Joanne Marqusee, president and CEO. “Cooley Dickinson Hospital is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork, and dedication of our entire staff.”