October 31, 2013
Jacksonville, FL For the third year in a row, Memorial Hospital was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
Only 33% of hospitals nationwide earned this important distinction, and less than 8% received it three years in a row. Memorial was recognized for its performance in Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.
“Memorial Hospital and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission.
“Patients may ask, what does this all mean,” says Memorial Hospital President and CEO Jim O’Loughlin.
“This recognition tells you that Memorial is dedicated to patient safety and quality outcomes.”
To earn this distinction Memorial had to meet accountability measures based on evidence-based practices – examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.