Cone Health Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission - Cone Health

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Published on October 30, 2013

Cone Health Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission


Five Cone Health hospitals have been named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. The hospitals were recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using medically proven ways to treat heart attack, heart failure, surgery and pneumonia.

“This achievement demonstrates our commitment to assuring that we use the latest medically-proven approaches every time in caring for our patients,” says Dr. Mary Jo Cagle, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Cone Health. “This is another example that we provide not only compassionate care, but that we meet or exceed the standards for quality care as set by national experts.”

The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Annie Penn Hospital and Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital are among 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year. The list of Top Performer organizations increased by 77 percent from last year and it represents 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.

The Cone Health hospitals named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures achieved cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided a medically proven practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – 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.

“The Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Dr. Mark R. Chassin, FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission.

“What matters most to patients at Cone Health is safe, effective care. That’s why Cone Health has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient results through medically-proven care,” adds Cagle.

The Cone Health results are listed on The Joint Commission website under “The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.”

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