WETZEL COUNTY HOSPITAL EARNS "TOP PERFORMER ON KEY QUALITY MEASURES" RECOGNITION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

 

Wetzel County Hospital has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.  Wetzel County Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using proven tests and treatments that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, such as heart attacks, pneumonia, surgery, stroke and blood clots.  The hospital was also recognized as a Top Performer in 2013.

The Hospital was ranked in the top one-third of all U.S. hospitals earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance with special recognition for its achievement in Pneumonia Care.  Mark Chassin, president and CEO of The Joint Commission noted "Wetzel County Hospital and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement."

The ratings are based on clinical information reported to The Joint Commission during 2013.  To quality as a Top Performer, facilities must achieve a performance score of at least 95% for all reported measures.

Wetzel County Hospital's Top Performer award follows the hospital receiving the national Top Improver award by Press Ganey for the same clinical measures.  Brian Felici, CEO, stated, "We are proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer hospital.  We understand what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care.  That's why our hospital has made a commitment to providing evidence-based care, which results in improved patient outcomes."  Donald Blum, MD, Chief of Medical Staff added, "Wetzel County Hospital is proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer and the credit for this award goes to the ongoing dedication and commitment of our employees, medical staff and Board of Trustees."