For the second consecutive year, the Joint Commission has named South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, N.Y., a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for its use of evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.
According to a news release, South Nassau was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
This recognition is a direct result of our commitment to our mission to provide the communities and patients we serve with safe, quality, compassionate healthcare that they deserve, Richard J. Murphy, South Nassaus president and CEO, said in the release. Our team of experienced, compassionate, dedicated doctors and nurses are steadfast in their commitment to the highest standards in patient safety.
South Nassau is one of 1,224 hospitals in the U.S. to earn the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. The ratings, according to the release, are based on an aggregation of accountability measures data reported to The Joint Commission during 2013.
The list of Top Performer organizations represents 36.9% of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2013.
To achieve Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, South Nassau:
achieved cumulative performance of 95% or above across all reported accountability measures.
achieved performance of 95% or above on every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases.
had at least one core measure set that was a composite rate of 95% or above, and within that measure set, all applicable individual accountability measures had to have a performance rate of 95% or above.
Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice, according to the release. For example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery and providing a home management plan of care for children with asthma.