Hospital recognized as Top Performer for second year

Tribune Staff Reports

Schneck Medical Center recently announced it has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measure by The Joint Commission.

The Seymour hospital was recognized as part of the commission’s 2015 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pneumonia, surgical care and immunization.

Schneck is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the Top Performer distinction, according to a news release from the hospital.

The program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.

This is the second year Schneck has been recognized as a Top Performer. In 2014, it was recognized for its performance on accountability measure data for pneumonia and surgical care.

To be a 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

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

Information: joint ation/top_performers.aspx