Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures Recognition from The Joint Commission

(CINCINNATI; November 19, 2015) – Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Joint Commission recognized Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. The Joint Commission is the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

The Joint Commission recognized Fairfield Hospital as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes to improve patient care in the following areas:
• heart attack
• heart failure
• pneumonia
• surgical care
• flu shot immunizations
• perinatal care

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital for its excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

“We understand what matters most to patients is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have always made it a top priority at Fairfield Hospital to deliver positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Thomas Urban, Mercy Health North Market President and CEO. “Fairfield Hospital is proud to a Top Performer as the designation recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

Fairfield Hospital is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.

The performance measures included in the recognition program including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.

This is the third year that the Joint Commission has recognized Fairfield Hospital as a Top Performer. Fairfield Hospital also earned the recognition in 2011 and 2013 for demonstrated excellence in caring for patients across the following areas:
• heart attack
• heart failure
• pneumonia
• surgical care

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:
• 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 with at least 30 denominator cases; and
• Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.