Mercy Tiffin Recognized as a Joint Commission Top Hospital
9/28/2012 12:00:00 AM --Mercy Tiffin Hospital
Tiffin, OH –Mercy Tiffin Hospital has been recognized as a top performing hospital in The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures program. The Joint Commission recognized Mercy Tiffin for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures during 2011 for pneumonia and surgical care.
“It is an honor for Mercy Tiffin to receive recognition as a top performing hospital from The Joint Commission.” said Dale Thornton, President & CEO of Mercy Tiffin Hospital. “The pneumonia and surgical care at Mercy Tiffin is provided by skilled physicians and highly trained staff.”
Out of the 3,300 hospitals submitting accountability measure data to The Joint Commission, Mercy Tiffin was one of 620 hospitals in the United States, and one of 20 Ohio hospitals to meet or exceed the target rates of performance for 2011. This represents the top 18 percent of Joint Commission accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2011.
"The Joint Commission began releasing this information as a way to shine a light on and encourage excellence on accountability measures. The significant increase in the number of hospitals achieving Top Performers status demonstrates that these organizations are intently focused on delivering high quality care within their communities," says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission. "Making the Top Performers list is no easy feat. I salute these organizations for their hard work in attaining excellence. By consistently using evidence-based treatments, their patients are getting better hospital care."
Since 2002, hospitals have been reporting data to The Joint Commission and have continuously shown improvement on core measures. The Top Performers program supports organizations in their quest for continued improvement.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also provides certification of more than 2,000 disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
Mercy Tiffin Hospital is a community hospital committed to providing excellent health care services to its patients and families. Area residents benefit from excellence in personalized inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care. As a member of Mercy Health Partners, Mercy Tiffin is linked to a comprehensive range of primary and critical care health services including Life Flight.
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Mercy Health Partners is a not-for-profit health system in Northwest Ohio dedicated to improving the health of people in its communities with emphasis on its 150-year mission of caring for all in need. Mercy is composed of Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Mercy St. Charles Hospital, Mercy St. Anne Hospital, Mercy Children’s Hospital, Mercy Tiffin Hospital, Mercy Willard Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Defiance, St. Vincent & University of Toledo Life Flight and Mercy College of Northwest Ohio.