Twelve Aurora Health Care Hospitals Earn Top Honors from The Joint Commission

November 13, 2014

MilwaukeeAurora Health Care today announced 12 of its hospitals have been recognized as 2013 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The hospitals were 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 a variety of quality measurements. The 12 Aurora facilities are among 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.

Aurora hospitals receiving recognition include:

  • Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay
  • Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, Sheboygan
  • Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee
  • Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore, Cudahy
  • Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee
  • Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn
  • Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, Kenosha
  • Aurora Medical Center in Summit, Summit
  • Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, Burlington
  • Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, Oshkosh
  • Aurora Medical Center in Washington County, Hartford
  • Aurora West Allis Medical Center, West Allis

“Aurora Health Care is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to each of our patients,” said Gerard Colman, chief operating officer for Aurora Health Care. “We’re honored to receive this recognition from The Joint Commission, as it is a reflection of the exceptional care and clinical excellence being delivered by our caregivers on an ongoing basis.”

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 Aurora Health Care 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.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

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