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Osceola Regional Medical Center Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Recognition from The Joint Commission

Osceola Regional Medical Center was recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.

The hospital was included in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Osceola Regional was recognized for excellence in key measures including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and new this year, stroke and perinatal care.

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. The hospital is among 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the distinction this year. This is the fourth year Osceola Regional has been recognized as a Top Performer.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

“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 Osceola Regional Medical for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

“Our top priority and focus is the quality of care and safety of our patients. We are pleased that our efforts to continue to improve patient outcomes are demonstrated by the Joint Commission Top Performer award for the past four years and the recognition of two additional quality key measures this year.” said Robert Krieger, CEO of Osceola Regional Medical Center. “This award proves our commitment to providing high quality care.”

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

Osceola Regional Medical Center Earns ‘A’ Grade in Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score

Osceola Regional Medical Center, part of HCA’s North Florida division, recently earned an ’A’ in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit monitoring hospital performance, recently released scores nationwide recognizing hospitals’ commitment to patient safety. This is Osceola Regional’s fifth consecutive ’A’ grade since Fall 2013.

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. The scores are released twice annually.

More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in October 2015, with 773 hospitals – approximately 31 percent – receiving an A grade. The Hospital Safety Score offers an analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades on the website. Patients can also review a hospital’s past safety performance alongside its current grade on the Hospital Safety Score site, allowing them to determine which local hospitals have the best track record in patient safety and which have demonstrated consistent improvement.

“We are thrilled to once again receive an ’A’ rating from The Leapfrog Group,” said Robert Krieger, CEO of Osceola Regional Medical Center. “This score demonstrates our entire team’s dedication to providing high-quality care to every patient.”

“Osceola Medical Center’s ’A’ grade is a powerful reminder of its commitment to putting patient safety above all else, and we are pleased to recognize the persistent efforts of its clinicians and staff,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

To see Osceola Regional Medical Center’s full score, and to access tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

Osceola Regional Named “Best Hospital in Osceola County”

Osceola Regional Medical Center has been named “Best Hospital in Osceola County“ for 2015 by the 75,000 readers of The Osceola News-Gazette.

More than 70 businesses were recognized as tops in their field during the Osceola News-Gazette’s fourth annual Readers’ Choice Awards for Best of Osceola County. “There is no better endorsement for an Osceola company than for The News-Gazette readers to say you are the best,” said Robert Berry, advertising manager for the publication.

The awards allow readers an opportunity “to identify the people and places that make the intertwining communities of Osceola County a unique place to live, work, shop, eat and play,” the newspaper stated in announcing this year’s balloting. Voting began on June 13 and ended July 14. Paper ballots were distributed in The Osceola News-Gazette and made available online through Around Osceola.com. The winners were announced in a special supplement to the newspaper on August 13. Also, for the first time, the 74 winning businesses were honored at the Best of Osceola banquet held at the Kissimmee Civic Center in early August.

The staff at Osceola Regional Medical Center would like to express its thanks to all the community members who voted for us. “We are honored and humbled to be voted the best hospital in Osceola County,” said Robert Krieger, CEO at Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Osceola Regional Medical Center is the largest hospital in Osceola County with 321 beds.

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Osceola Regional Medical Center Earns Leapfrog ‘Top Hospital’ Award

One of Three Hospitals in Florida Honored with National Distinction for Patient Care

For the first time, The Leapfrog Group has named Osceola Regional Medical Center to its annual Top Hospitals list in the Urban Hospitals category (one of three awarded in the state of Florida). This recognition showcases Osceola Regional’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality healthcare. In November, the hospital earned its fifth ‘A’ in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score.

“Osceola Regional strives for continuous improvement and growth to meet the needs of our patients – and earning two such prominent quality awards validates these efforts,” said Robert Krieger, CEO of Osceola Regional Medical Center. “Our entire team takes pride in delivering excellent care to residents and visitors of Osceola, Polk and South Orange counties.”

The selection is based on the results of The Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of care is considered in establishing the award qualifications, including survival rates for high-risk procedures and ability to prevent medication errors.

“Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, better outcomes, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions. Osceola Regional has proven it prioritizes patient safety, is committed to transparency and provides exemplary care.”

Osceola Regional was among 98 hospitals recognized nationally, including 24 Top Rural Hospitals, 62 Top Urban Hospitals and 12 Top Children’s Hospitals. To learn more, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.