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Joint Commission Names Saint Francis Health Center and Saint John’s Health Center Among Top Performers

September 14, 2011

St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, Kan., and Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., were named Wednesday by The Joint Commission as two of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures. As the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, The Joint Commission recognized Saint Francis and Saint John’s 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.

Both hospitals are members of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System and are two of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

“Our associates are committed to providing effective, high-quality care at all of our facilities and we are extremely proud to be recognized by The Joint Commission.” commented Mike Slubowski, president and CEO of Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System.

Each top-performing hospital met two, 95 percentile performance thresholds. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each hospital met, or exceeded, a 95 percent performance target for every accountability measure for which it reports data, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.

The 405 organizations identified as attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for the full previous year (2010) represent approximately 14 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that report core measure performance data.

Access the complete report here.