(Macon, GA) – Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health today announced they have been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Coliseum Medical Centers was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health was recognized for the same criteria for inpatient psychiatric services. Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health are included in the 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
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, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.
This is the second year that both Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health have been recognized as a Top Performer. Coliseum Medical Centers was recognized in 2012 for its performance on accountability measure data for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health was recognized in 2012 for its performance on accountability measure data for Safe and Appropriate use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion, Proper Use of Antipsychotic Medications, and Effective Care Planning and Communication.
Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health is one of only of 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two consecutive years. “We understand what matters most to patients at Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Jessica Hatcher, Director of Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health.
To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:
- Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
- Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
- Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.
“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 Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
“Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health are proud to be named Top Performer. Be recognize the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff,” said Lance Jones, CEO, Coliseum Medical Centers.
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.
About Coliseum Medical Centers
Owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Coliseum Medical Centers is a 310 bed facility offering a 24-hour emergency room, inpatient and outpatient surgery options, rehabilitation programs, behavioral health and diagnostic services. In addition, CMC breadth of care options includes specialty facilities such as the Coliseum Heart Institute, an advanced cardiac center offering all services from non-invasive cardiology to open heart surgery, Coliseum Rehabilitation Center, Coliseum Robotics Institute, Coliseum Cancer Institute, Coliseum Center for Pelvic Health, Coliseum Diabetes Management Center, the Family Ties Birthing Center, which includes a level III neonatal nursery, Coliseum Pulmonary Center, and the Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health provides treatment to adults with psychiatric and addiction issues. The services provided include inpatient and outpatient programs, as well as, a specialty program for senior adults. For more information about Coliseum Medical Centers’ services visit http://www.coliseumhealthsystem.com.