Beaumont Health System earns ‘Top Performer’ recognition

10/30/2013

All three Beaumont hospitals have been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013 by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations. The Beaumont hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe are identified with other Top Performer hospitals in The Joint Commission's "Improving America's Hospitals" annual report published on Oct. 30.

In the report, The Joint Commission recognizes hospitals for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

"This achievement demonstrates Beaumont's ability to provide safe, effective care with positive outcomes through evidence-based processes and interventions," says Sam Flanders, M.D., executive vice president of Quality, Safety and Clinical Effectiveness, Beaumont Health System.

As a Top Performer, Beaumont is among the top 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012. Beaumont and each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must:

  • achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above, across all reported accountability measures
  • achieve performance of 95 percent or above on every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases
  • 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 percent or above.

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe has been recognized as a Top Performer for three consecutive years.

"Beaumont Health System has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement," says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission. "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."

About Beaumont Health System
Beaumont Health System is a three-hospital regional health system with 1,726 licensed beds, more than 14,000 full-time equivalent employees and nearly 3,100 physicians, including 500 employed physicians in the Beaumont Medical Group and more than 2,600 private-practice physicians. In addition to its hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe, Beaumont has 54 community-based sites of care including medical centers in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, family practice and internal medicine practices, five nursing centers, home care services and hospice. The Beaumont Research Institute has 1,100 active research studies with more than 82,000 participants. Beaumont is the exclusive clinical teaching site for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Visit Beaumont on the Web at www.beaumont.edu.

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