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Providence Centralia Hospital Named Top Performing Hospital

September 14, 2011

Providence Centralia Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

Centralia, Wash.--Providence Centralia Hospital today 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 America.

Providence Centralia was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children’s asthma.

Providence Centralia was recognized for achieving these thresholds:

  • AMI – Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • HF – Heart Failure
  • PN – Pneumonia
  • SCIP – Surgical Care Improvement

Providence Centralia is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

Providence Centralia is one of just 161 facilities to garner the top performer status in four or more conditions – and the only one in the state of Washington. (Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce, Florida, was the only hospital in the U.S. to be named a top performer in all five areas).

Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year. For example, this first recognition program is based on data that were reported for 2010.

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Providence Centralia – safe, effective care. That’s why we have made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Chief Nursing Office Jeanell Rasmussen. “Providence Centralia is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.”

To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. First they must achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above after the results of all the accountability measures for which they report data to The Joint Commission were factored into a single score, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, they must meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every single accountability measure for which they report data, excluding any measures with less than 30 eligible cases or patients.

“Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals such as Providence Centralia Hospital that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission.

In addition to being included in today’s release of The Joint Commission’s "Improving America’s Hospitals" annual report, Providence Centralia Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org).

Media Contact: Chris Thomas, public relations manager
(360) 330-8535 or chris.thomas@providence.org