Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®

Recognition from The Joint Commission

South Nassau has been named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. In 2015, South Nassau was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

The Joint Commision Awards Key In 2015 we were one of 1,043 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance and were recognized for our achievement on the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Perinatal Care, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2014 calendar year.

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.

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Since 1951, The Joint Commission has maintained standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations, and Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization's commitment to meeting those standards.


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