Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Earns Top Performer Recognition From The Joint Commission

awardMethodist Mansfield Medical Center Earns Top Performer Recognition From The Joint Commissioney Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission for achieving exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and stroke.

The hospital achieved a performance grade of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which data is reported to The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization whose accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide. Methodist Mansfield also met or exceeded a 95 percent performance target for each and every accountability measure for data reported in 2013.

“Receiving this designation from The Joint Commission is truly a testament to the hard work and dedication of our valued employees,” says John Phillips, FACHE, president of Methodist Mansfield. “We understand that what matters most to patients is safe, effective care, and our goal is to always provide compassionate, quality health care to our patients. This designation proves our commitment to that goal.”

The Top Performers on Key Quality Measures program is designed to be an incentive for achieving excellence on accountability measures and support organizations in their quest to improve performance. It also provides an opportunity for all recognized hospitals to celebrate their achievement.

“Methodist Mansfield is honored that our team of employees and independently practicing physicians were recognized by The Joint Commission as one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” said Phillips. “The key to our success is providing positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care and exceeding our patients’ expectations. Methodist Mansfield is one of 1,224 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.”

Methodist Mansfield was also recognized as a Top Performer in the 2012 and 2011 calendar years for achievements with heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and stroke measure sets.

“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 Methodist Mansfield 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.

Methodist Mansfield is also recognized on the quality check website (qualitycheck.org).

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at MethodistHealthSystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

About The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including hospitals and health care organizations that provide ambulatory and office-based surgery, behavioral health, home care, laboratory, and nursing home services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The Joint Commission has two nonprofit affiliate organizations: The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare aims to solve health care’s most critical safety and quality problems and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) provides consulting services, educational services and publications. Joint Commission International, a division of JCR, accredits and certifies international health care organizations. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

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