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Providence Centralia Earns Top Quality Recognition

October 13, 2011

Centralia is only hospital in Washington to earn ‘Top performer on Key Quality measures' honor in four areas

Providence Centralia Hospital has been named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission.

The recognition was based on data reported to the Joint Commission and to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services related to performance on 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:

  • One of just six hospitals in the state of Washington to be recognized (and the only one in the state recognized in four areas)
  • One of just 161 facilities in the United States to earn the recognition in four areas
  • One of only 405 U.S. hospitals earning the distinction

"This is about doing what’s best for every patient, every time,” said Quality Director Gerda Barlow. “It is great work by a great team of caregivers – a truly TEAM effort.” Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission.

Providence Centralia was recognized for top performance in these areas:
  • AMI – Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • HF – Heart Failure
  • PN – Pneumonia
  • SCIP – Surgical Care Improvement

“We understand 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 Officer Jeanell Rasmussen. “We are 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.

For more information, go to The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website www.qualitycheck.org.