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NorthCrest Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

generic-key-with-words-2015SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (November 17, 2015) – NorthCrest Medical Center announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

NorthCrest was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care, and venous thromboembolism. NorthCrest is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 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. The performance measures included in the recognition program including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.

This is the fifth year NorthCrest has been recognized as a Top Performer. NorthCrest was recognized in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 for its performance on accountability measure data for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent 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 health care. I commend the efforts of NorthCrest Medical Center for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

“We understand what matters most to patients at NorthCrest Medical Center 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 Randy Davis, NorthCrest Medical Center President and CEO. “NorthCrest is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

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 About NorthCrest Medical Center
NorthCrest Medical Center, a not-for-profit community hospital, has been providing compassionate, quality healthcare since 1956. With a mission of enhancing community and patient wellness, NorthCrest provides inpatient, outpatient, and emergency medical services to Northern Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

NorthCrest Medical Center is recognized as an “A” Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The Joint Commission has recognized NorthCrest for five consecutive years as a top performer on key quality measures and has awarded NorthCrest with advanced certification for primary stroke centers. NorthCrest has also been named an exemplar hospital by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

For more information about physicians and services offered by NorthCrest Medical Center, call the NorthCrest HealthLine at 615/384-1600 or visit them at www.northcrest.com.generic-key-with-words-2015