PAOLA, KAN. - Miami County Medical Center (MCMC) was named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The Top Performers program recognizes hospitals for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and stroke. MCMC received special recognition for outstanding performance in the surgical care category.
“We understand what matters most to patients is safe, effective care. That’s why MCMC has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. MCMC is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures," says Jerry Wiesner, vice president and chief operating officer of MCMC.
MCMC is one of eight in the state of Kansas earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.
The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year. Each of the Top Performers met two 95 percent (95/95) performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.