(Garden Grove, NOVEMBER 13, 2014) – Garden Grove Hospital Medical
Center today announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer
on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor
of health care organizations in the United States. Garden Grove Hospital
Medical Center 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, pneumonia, and surgical care. Garden Grove Hospital
Medical Center is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States 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
This is the third year Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center has been recognized
as a Top Performer. The hospital was recognized in 2011, 2012, and now
2013 for its performance on accountability measure data for heart attack,
pneumonia, and surgical care. Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center is
one of only of 314 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction
for the past three consecutive years.
To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria
based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:
- Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported
- Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported
accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
- Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent
or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability
measures had a performance rate of 95 percent 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 Garden
Grove Hospital Medical Center for their excellent performance on the use
of evidence-based interventions," said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP,
M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
"We understand what matters most to patients at Garden Grove Hospital
Medical Center 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 Hassan Alkhouli, MD,
CMO of Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, "Garden Grove Hospital
Medical Center is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the
knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff."
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit: http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.