Wishard-Eskenazi Health Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

The Joint Commission recognizes Wishard-Eskenazi Health for patient care

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, November 4, 2013 – Wishard-Eskenazi Health was named Top Performer on Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Wishard-Eskenazi Health was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

“Wishard-Eskenazi Health has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” said Dr. Mark R. Chassin, president and chief executive officer for The Join Commission.

The Joint Commission recognition is based on care for heart attacks, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Wishard-Eskenazi Health is safe, effective care. That’s why we have made a commitment to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care across the spectrum,” said Dr. Lisa Harris, CEO and medical director of Wishard-Eskenazi Health.

Top Performers on Key Quality Measures must:
  1. Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures.
  2. Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measures where there are at least 30 denominator cases.
  3. Have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above.
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Recognized hospitals will be listed in The Joint Commission’s annual report and The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website at www.qualitycheck.org.