Allegiance Health Recognized as a Top Performer
Allegiance Health has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Allegiance Health was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.
“Allegiance Health and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” said The Joint Commission President and Chief Executive Officer Mark R. Chassin, MD. “We have much to celebrate this year. Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction. This shows we are approaching a tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”
The clinical processes measured for this distinction focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice, such as giving aspirin at arrival to heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, or providing a home management care plan for children with asthma.
“At Allegiance Health, we understand what matters most to our patients is safe, high quality care. This is what drives our commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Allegiance Health President and CEO Georgia Fojtasek. “Allegiance is proud to be named a top performer by The Joint Commission. It is a meaningful acknowledgement of the excellence of our staff and physicians.”
In addition to being included in the October 30, 2013 release of “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Allegiance Health will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website. The Top Performer program will also be featured in the December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source.