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Central Florida Regional Hospital Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ Recognition from The Joint Commission

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September 19, 2012

Orlando, FL – For the second consecutive year, Central Florida Regional Hospital has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America.  The hospital, located in Sanford, is part of an elite group of only 620 hospitals nationwide and one of only two Orlando area hospitals to earn this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.  Only 244 hospitals nationwide accomplished consecutive distinctions for 2010 and 2011.

“I am incredibly proud of our team for earning the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures recognition from the Joint Commission for the second year in a row,” said Wendy Brandon, Chief Executive Officer, Central Florida Regional Hospital.  “Earning this recognition in consecutive years demonstrates the commitment to quality patient care that is ingrained in our organization at every level and that will continue to be a priority for all of us.”

The list of Top Performers represents 18 percent of the more than 3,400 eligible accredited hospitals in the America reporting data to The Joint Commission.  The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year.

Evidence-based clinical processes are shown to improve care for certain medical conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thrombo embolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. 

Each of the hospitals named a Top Performer 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 reported to The Joint Commission, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients.  Second, each hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure reported, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.  This means that 95 times out of 100, the hospital completed the evidence based practice.

“This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.H.P., President of The Joint Commission, “and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity.”

In addition to being included in today’s release of the Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Central Florida Regional Hospital will be recognized on the Joint Commission’s Quality Check website. The Top Performer program will be featured in the October issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Joint Commission: The Source.

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