Three Fairview hospitals named 'top performers' by national accreditor

Oct. 31, 2013
For the second consecutive year, three Fairview hospitals have been named as “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures®” for 2013 by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

The three Fairview hospitals—recognized for their exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that have been shown to improve care for certain conditions—are:
  • Fairview Lakes Medical Centers in Wyoming, Minn.
  • Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton, Minn.
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minn.
All three hospitals were recognized for their work on pneumonia and surgical care. Fairview Southdale Hospital also was recognized in the areas of heart attack and heart failure.

How 'top performer' hospitals are determined
This year’s results are based on performance data reported to The Joint Commission for 2012.

Top-performing hospitals must:
  1. achieve performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures
  2. achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every accountability measure where there are at least 30 eligible cases
  3. have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual account measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above.
The program is based on data reported for clinical processes shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism and immunization.

Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice—for example, giving aspirin to heart attack patients at arrival and giving antibiotics to surgery patients one hour before surgery.

This year, 1,099 hospitals are being recognized, representing the top third of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.
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