CRMC Earns Recognition from The Joint Commission

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CULLMAN – Cullman Regional Medical Center today announced it has been recognized as 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

“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 Cullman Regional Medical Center 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.

Cullman Regional Medical Center 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.  Cullman Regional Medical Center is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

“We understand what matters most to patients at Cullman Regional Medical Center 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 though evidence-based care processes,” said Dr. Bill Smith, Chief of Medical Staff, Cullman Regional 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.
  • “Cullman Regional Medical Center is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff,” said James Clements, Interim CEO, Cullman Regional Medical Center.

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