Joint Commission Honors Albany VA
Albany Stratton VA Medical Center 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. The Stratton VA was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.
Stratton VA is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Stratton VA was specifically recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year. The list of Top Performers increased by 50 percent from its debut last year and represents 18 percent of accredited hospitals reporting data.
“We understand that what matters most to patients at the Stratton VA and our 12 community based outpatient clinics is safe, effective care. That’s why the Stratton VA has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. The Stratton VA is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” said Linda Weiss, Medical Center Director.
In addition to being included in today’s release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, the Stratton VA will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org*). The Top Performer program will be featured in the November issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives* and the October issue of The Joint Commission: The Source*.
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