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Englewood Hospital Earns Distinction as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™

Joint Commission Recognition for Excellence in Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Pneumonia and Surgical Care

(Englewood, NJ, October 9, 2012) – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center was named among the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures, a prestigious designation awarded by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

Englewood Hospital is one of only two hospitals in Bergen County and 620 nationwide recognized for its exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

The Medical Center earned the distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance in the four critical areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – for example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotics one hour before surgery. The ratings are based on data reported to The Joint Commission in 2011. The list of Top Performers represents 18 percent of accredited hospitals reporting data.

“Our number one priority is the delivery safe, high-quality care to our patients,” said Kathy Kaminsky, MS, RN, Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “This recognition from The Joint Commission underscores Englewood Hospital’s efforts to provide excellent patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. We remain committed to enhancing the patient experience and will continue to carry on Englewood Hospital’s legacy of top-quality, humanistic care.”

“When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission. “This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity. Such day-to-day progress will slowly but surely transform today’s health care system into one that achieves unprecedented performance outcomes for the benefit of the patients.”

For more information, visit The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website, www.qualitycheck.org. You can also read about the Top Performer program in the November issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives and the October issue of The Joint Commission: The Source.

For more information about Englewood Hospital’s commitment to quality and safety, visit www.englewoodhospital.com.

 

 
 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.