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Salisbury – Rowan Regional Medical Center today 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.  Rowan Regional Medical Center was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about 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.

For the first time, The Joint Commission is recognizing accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that attain and sustain excellence in accountability measure performance.  As a top performer, Rowan Regional Medical Center is one of only 405 hospitals in the United States and only 15 in North Carolina earning this distinction. Inclusion on the list is based on aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year. For example, this first recognition program is based on data that were reported for 2010.  

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 scores, 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 thank 30 eligible cases or patients.

Rowan Regional Medical Center is being recognized for achieving these thresholds for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care categories.

Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospital such as Rowan Regional Medical Center that have achieve excellence on a number of measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP,  MPH, president, The Joint Commission.

“Excellent care, in every dimension, is something that all patients expect and deserve and providing this level of care takes the dedication of the entire hospital staff,” says RRMC hospital president Dari Caldwell.  “To be publicly recognized by The Joint Commission as a top-performing hospital is truly an honor.”       

In addition to being included in today’s release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Rowan Regional Medical Center will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org)

Two other Novant Health hospitals were recognized as The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures – Thomasville Medical Center for achieving thresholds in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care and Medical Park Hospital in Winston for achieving thresholds in surgical care.   

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about  The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org       

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