VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network
Durham VA Earns Top Honors
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
DURHAM, N.C. – Durham VA Medical Center (VAMC) announced today it has 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. Durham VAMC was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellent performance in the areas of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care.
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, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.
“We are proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes that the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff ensures that Durham VA Medical Center continues to be the best of the best,” said DeAnne M. Seekins, Director, Durham VA Medical Center.
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 Durham VAMC 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.
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.