Regions, Lakeview, Hudson hospitals featured in national reports
Three HealthPartners hospitals have been recognized for quality and safety in new reports from two of the nation’s leading organizations that measure hospital quality and safety. Regions Hospital, Hudson Hospital and Lakeview Hospital have been recognized for delivering the best care for certain conditions 95 percent of the time or more in The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures report.
For the second year in a row, Regions was recognized for delivering the highest quality care in four areas (heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care) in the Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures report. Lakeview and Hudson hospitals were recognized for high quality surgical care.
The annual report summarizes the performance of 3,300 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals on 47 processes that research shows are the safest and most effective care. Examples include providing needed interventions for heart attack patients within 90 minutes, providing all six procedures needed for pneumonia and providing all nine measures of needed care before and after surgery.
Hudson Hospital and each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must: 1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and 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 accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, or providing a home management plan of care for children with asthma.
In addition, Regions earned a grad “A” in the fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group.