Heritage Valley Sewickley Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition From The Joint Commission
Heritage Valley Health System today announced its Sewickley campus has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Heritage Valley Sewickley 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. Heritage Valley Sewickley is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
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, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.
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 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
- Achieving performance of 95 percent 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 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above
“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 Heritage Valley Sewickley for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
“We understand what matters most to patients at Heritage Valley 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 Norm Mitry, President and CEO of Heritage Valley Health System. “Heritage Valley Sewickley is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital medical staff and employees.”
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*Heritage Valley Sewickley is listed in the report as “Valley Medical Facilities, Sewickley,” the legal name of the organization.
About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System is a $450 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 3,800 employees and more than 450 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage Valley Beaver; in 72 physician offices; and 14 community satellite facilities. For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.