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November 6, 2013

Weatherford Regional named ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ by The Joint Commission

Hospital receives distinction for 3rd consecutive year

Weatherford Regional Medical Center has been named as one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission.

This is the third year in a row WRMC is being recognized as a top performer. WRMC has been consistently recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions and is one of 1,099 hospitals earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence.

“WRMC’s first priority is providing patients with high-quality, safe and effective care that improve outcomes and the patient experience. We are proud to be named to The Joint Commission’s list of Top Performers. The credit goes to our physicians and employees whose hard work every day makes this possible,” said hospital CEO David Orcutt.

“The clinicians at WRMC are dedicated to treating patients with established protocols to give them the best possible outcomes,” said Dr. Christopher Rheams, WRMC’s chief of staff. “It’s an honor to have WRMC’s care recognized on a national level.”

Each of the hospitals named Top Performers met three 95 percent performance thresholds. First, the hospital achieved cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures. Second, recognized hospitals reached performance of 95 percent or above on every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases.

Third, hospitals must have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 or above.

“WRMC and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer of The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting institution of U.S. health care organizations. “We have much to celebrate this year. Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction. This truly shows that we are approaching a tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”

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