Weatherford Regional Medical Center one of 69 Texas Hospitals to Earn ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’
One of only 22 hospitals in Texas to receive recognition from The Joint Commission for the second year in a row
WEATHERFORD, TX (Sept. 24, 2012) - Weatherford Regional Medical Center was recently 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. Hospitals are 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.
Weatherford Regional Medical Center is one of only 620 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals (18%) earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence. Weatherford Regional is also among only 244 hospitals to achieve the award consecutively, earning the recognition in both 2010 and 2011. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year.
To earn this distinction, an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. First, achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above when the results of all the accountability measures for which they report data to The Joint Commission are factored into a single score, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every accountability measure for which they report data, excluding any measures with less than 30 eligible cases or patients.
Weatherford Regional Medical Center was recognized for achieving these thresholds for pneumonia and surgical care.
“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 hospitals such as Weatherford Regional Medical Center that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., President, The Joint Commission.
“We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care. That’s why Weatherford Regional Medical Center has made a commitment to accreditation and to evidence-based care processes. We have earned this recognition through the dedication and skill of our medical staff, nurses and other clinicians who care for our patients each day,” said Cory Countryman, chief executive officer of Weatherford Regional Medical Center.
In addition to being included in the release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Weatherford Regional Medical Center will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org).
About Weatherford Regional Medical Center
Weatherford Regional Medical Center is a 99-all private bed hospital and a network of medical clinics serving Parker County. A dedicated and experienced medical staff offers over 31 medical specialties and the hospital offers services ranging from comprehensive imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, an expanded ICU, labor and delivery suites and much more.
The hospital has received numerous awards and recognition, including Press Ganey Summit Award and The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. For more information, call 817-341-CARE (2273) or visit www.weatherfordregional.com.