Danbury Hospital is Recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures
Danbury Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.
Danbury Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission's 2014 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Danbury Hospital is one of 1,224 hospitals in the U.S. to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions – including 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.
To be a 2013 Top Performer, Danbury Hospital had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:
- Achieving cumulative performance of 95% or above across all reported accountability measures
- Achieving performance of 95%t or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases
- Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95% or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95% or above
"Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Danbury Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions," said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO of The Joint Commission.
"We understand what matters most to patients at Danbury Hospital is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes," said John M. Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Connecticut Health Network. "I am deeply proud that Danbury Hospital was named a Top Performer because it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our staff. They led the way for Danbury Hospital to earn this exceptional recognition.”