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Brandon Regional Hospital Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™” Recognition from The Joint Commission

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September 21, 2012

Brandon, FL – Brandon Regional Hospital has been named as one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. The hospital is part of an elite group of only 620 hospitals nationwide to earn this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

Brandon Regional Hospital was recognized as a Top Performer for its achievement on the following measure sets:  Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. The list of Top Performers represents 18 percent of more than 3,400 eligible accredited hospitals 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

Each of the hospitals that were named as 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 fewer 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 a 100, the hospital completed the evidence-based practice, such as giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients.

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

“Brandon Regional Hospital has made a commitment to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Being named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures is recognition – by the industry’s most respected accrediting agency - of Brandon Regional Hospital’s commitment to providing the highest measure of healthcare to the community,” says Bland Eng CEO of Brandon Regional Hospital. “Our sincere appreciation goes out to our physicians, staff, and volunteers for making this possible,” he added.

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

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