September 21, 2012
Richmond, VA, Sept. 21, 2012 — John Randolph Medical Center has been selected as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2011 by the Joint Commission – one of the nation’s leading accreditors of healthcare organizations.
This marks the second consecutive year that John Randolph Medical Center has received this designation. The program recognizes hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance and is based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions.
Eleven hospitals in Virginia received the Joint Commission’s Top Performer designation; however, John Randolph Medical Center was the only acute care hospital in the Richmond area selected for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
“This recognition is a firm testament to our commitment to quality and unwavering efforts to provide top-notch patient care,” said Dia Nichols, chief executive officer of John Randolph Medical Center. “Everyone on the patient care team at John Randolph Medical Center has contributed to this milestone and I thank all of them for striving to keep our standards high.”
Hospitals on the Joint Commission’s list achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability data for which it reports data to the Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.
In addition, the hospitals met a 95 percent performance threshold for every accountability measure for which it reports data to the Joint Commission, excluding measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. JRMC had an overall accountable measure score of 99 percent.
The Top Performers list includes 620 hospitals representing the top 18 percent of Joint Commission hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2011. JRMC is one of 96 HCA hospitals in the United States to make the list.
The Top Performers on Key Quality Measures program supports and provides an incentive for organizations to continually improve. The program also provides an opportunity for top-performing hospitals to celebrate their achievement of excellence in accountability measure performance.
John Randolph Medical Center of HCA Virginia, is a licensed, 147-bed facility, offering acute care inpatient and outpatient services.
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care programs and organizations in the United States. For more information, visit www.jointcommission.org.
About HCA Virginia…As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive health care network, HCA Virginia operates 13 hospitals and more than a dozen outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians in Central, Southwestern and Northern Virginia. In addition to being one of Virginia’s largest employers, it provides approximately $100 million in charity care to uninsured patients each year and pays $100 million in taxes. In Central Virginia, HCA Virginia includes 4 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, more than 50 physician practice locations and the 7 hospitals we are best known for - Henrico Doctors’, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’, West Creek Emergency Center, Chippenham, Johnston-Willis, John Randolph and Spotsylvania Regional.