AUSTIN, Texas – (Nov. 20, 2014) – Five Ascension Seton hospitals were recently recognized by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of U.S. health care organizations, as “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” for 2013.
The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program acknowledges accredited hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients dealing with a heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.
“We are honored to be nationally recognized for our commitment to quality,” Michelle Robertson, acting president and chief executive officer of Ascension Seton Family Hospitals said. “Ascension Seton’s hospitals are deeply committed to treating our patients with dignity and respect and providing the best care possible. I would like to recognize our providers and clinicians on this achievement, and we will continue to deliver quality health care to those we are privileged to serve.”
The five Ascension Seton hospitals that received recognitions for top performance are:
- Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas: Children’s Asthma
- Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital: Pneumonia
- Ascension Seton Highland Lakes Hospital: Pneumonia, Surgical Care
- Ascension Seton Northwest Hospital: Pneumonia, Surgical Care
- University Medical Center Brackenridge: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the employees of Ascension Seton’s hospitals for their excellent performance in the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Dr. Mark R. Chassin, The Joint Commission president and chief executive officer.
The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. To learn more of their Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program, please visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.