Wesley Medical Center Named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission
Hattiesburg, MS – Wesley Medical Center received notice today that it was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, which is the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
The facility was recognized based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children’s asthma.
“We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care. That’s why Wesley Medical Center has made a commitment to accreditation and to evidence-based care processes. We have earned this recognition through the dedication and skill of our medical staff, nurses and other clinicians who care for our patients each day,” said Mike Neuendorf, chief executive officer of Wesley Medical Center.
From the 3,099 hospitals and critical access hospitals in the nation submitting accountability measurement data to The Joint Commission, Wesley Medical Center is one of only 405 to be recognized with the distinction of top performer on key quality measures.
“This recognition is an affirmation of what we strive for each and every day, to provide exceptional care for our patients,” said Betty Entrekin, director of quality management.
To earn this distinction, an organization must meet or exceed a 95 percent performance threshold for all accountability measures. The 95 percent performance threshold is applied to both the hospital’s composite score and individual accountability measures for which they report data.
Wesley Medical Center was recognized for achieving these thresholds for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.
“Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals such as Wesley Medical Center that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission.
In addition to being included in today’s release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Wesley Medical Center will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org).
For more information on the quality care measures which earned Wesley Medical Center this award, call 601-268-8000 or visit Wesley.com.