Bourbon Community Hospital earns top performer recognition

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Bourbon Community Hospital was recently named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
Bourbon Community Hospital 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 clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.
Bourbon Community Hospital is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. and one of 25 hospitals in Kentucky earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.
Bourbon Community Hospital was recognized for its achievement on pneumonia measure sets.
The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year. The list of Top Performer organizations increased by 77 percent from last year and it represents 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.
Bourbon Community Hospital and each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must: achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and 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.
“Bourbon Community Hospital and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission. “Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction. This truly shows that we are approaching a tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”