Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®

11/17/2015

(Ellsworth, November 17, 2015) – Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH), announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

MCMH was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report "America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care, and VTE. MCMH is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 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. The performance measures included in the recognition program including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.

This is the third year MCMH has been recognized as a Top Performer.

"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 Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions," said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

"We understand the importance of the quality and safety of the care they receive to our patients and their families. That is why we have made it a top priority to ensure that we are setting and following the best standards of care possible through employee improvement teams and the input of our patient advisory council," said Charlie Therrien, president and CEO of MCMH. Maine Coast is proud to be named a Top Performer, it is a reassurance that the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff really makes a difference."

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

 

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