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Washington Regional Earns Recognition from The Joint Commission

Washington Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States. Washington Regional was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for:
• Heart attack
• Heart failure
• Pneumonia
• Surgical care

Washington Regional is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States, and one of 16 in Arkansas, to achieve the 2013 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, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

This is the second time in three years Washington Regional has been recognized as a Top Performer. The hospital also was recognized as a Top Performer for 2010 for the heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care measure sets.

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure 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 honored to be recognized again by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer,” says Bill Bradley, Washington Regional president and CEO. “This achievement reflects the dedication that our entire hospital staff has to providing patient-centered, evidence-based care.”