Five Fairview Hospitals Named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures

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The Joint Commission has recognized Fairview’s community hospitals as 2013 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® based on performance data for 2013.

Our hospitals are among 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction, which recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and immunizations.

Fairview Ridges Hospital is being recognized for the following measures:

  • Heart attack
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical care
  • Stroke

Fairview Southdale Hospital is being recognized for the following measures:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical care

Fairview Range, Northland and Lakes medical centers are being recognized for the following measures:

  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical care

“We understand what matters most to our patients is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made these areas top priorities and are focusing on evidence-based care processes,” says Brad Beard, Fairview regional president.

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three criteria based on 2013 performance data, including:

  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

“We are pleased to be recognized by The Joint Commission for the quality care we provide across our Fairview hospitals. Our results underscore the hard work being done by our teams across the system to ensure we’re delivering the best possible care,” says John Herman, site executive, Fairview Northland and Lakes medical centers.

 

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