We Continue to Celebrate!
Latest National Recognition Announced on September 19, 2012 by the Joint Commission.
Osceola Regional Medical Center has been named as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. The hospital is part of an elite group of only 620 hospitals nationwide and only one of two Central Florida hospitals to earn this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.
The list of Top Performers represents 18 percent of the more than 3,400 eligible accredited hospitals in the America reporting data to The Joint Commission. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year.
Evidence-based clinical processes are shown to improve care for certain medical conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thrombo embolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.
Each of the hospitals named a Top Performer met two 95 percent (95/95) performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single composite score that includes all the accountability measures reported to The Joint Commission, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure reported, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. This means that 95 times out of 100, the hospital completed the evidence based practice.
Osceola Regional Medical Center will be recognized on the Joint Commission’s Quality Check website. The Top Performer program will be featured in the October issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Joint Commission: The Source.
Celebrating Our Hard Work in Achieving the Hospital Safety Grade A!
1 of 3 “A” Hospitals in Central Florida
As seen in the Orlando Sentinel on June 6, 2012
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The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization of employers and other purchasers of healthcare committed to encouraging safer, higher quality healthcare, is launching an initiative called the Hospital Safety Score to publicly report on patient safety in American hospitals. The goals of the initiative are (1) to provide usable public information and (2) to stimulate improvements in hospital safety.
How has the Hospital Safety Score been calculated?
The Hospital Safety Score utilizes 26 evidence-based, national measures of hospital safety selected after a careful review of all hospital safety data publicly available at the national level, including that reported through CMS Hospital Compare and the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. In addition, information from secondary data sources was used to supplement missing data and give hospitals as much credit as possible towards their safety score. For hospitals that did not complete a Leapfrog Hospital Survey by March 28, 2012, Leapfrog data will not be used to calculate their score.
The Leapfrog Group calculated the safety score under the guidance of the nine-member Leapfrog Blue Ribbon Expert Panel on the Hospital Safety Score. The panel is made up of patient safety experts from across the country, including Harvard’s Lucian Leape, M.D., Michigan’s John Birkmeyer, M.D., and Stanford’s Arnold Milstein, M.D. The panel selected measures to analyze and determined the weights of each measure based on evidence, opportunity for improvement, and impact.
Once all the safety scores have been reviewed by each hospital, Leapfrog will translate the numerical safety score into a letter grade. For this first cycle of the Hospital Safety Score, no hospital will receive a grade below C.
2600+ general hospitals will receive a Hospital Safety Score. Certain types of hospitals such as critical access hospitals and children’s hospitals, and hospitals for which sufficient data was not available, will not receive a safety score. The Leapfrog Group and the Expert Panel are working to overcome issues of missing data in order to be able to assign a Hospital Safety Score to more hospitals in the future.