Rockville Centre, NY – Both Mercy Medical Center and St. Charles Hospital have been ranked a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S. They are among just 45 hospitals in New York state to earn such designation out of more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals evaluated. The ratings are based on an aggregation from the accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.
“We strive for the utmost quality for the benefit of our patients. The Joint Commission’s ranking recognizes our hospitals’ extraordinary level of commitment to sustaining quality health care across a wide spectrum of performance measures,” said CHS Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Patrick M. O’Shauhnessy, DO. “Everyone at CHS is proud of the patient care teams at St. Charles and Mercy.”
Earning a place on the Top Performers list for the third consecutive year, St. Charles most recently received this recognition for pneumonia, surgical care and stroke measures. Mercy also excelled in measures for pneumonia and surgical care. Both St. Charles and Mercy achieved performance of 95% or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures in data reported to The Joint Commission, for every one of which each hospital also met a 95% performance threshold, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.
In addition to Joint Commission accreditation, Mercy and St. Charles—along with other CHS hospitals—participate in the New York State Partnership for Patients, a quality and safety initiative developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). St. Charles earned a place among the Best Hospitals for 2013–2014, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, along with St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®, and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. In addition, CHS’s Our Lady of Consolation and St. Catherine of Siena were recognized as among the Best Nursing Homes in the nation.
Mercy was recently named one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals in the U.S.” by Becker’s Hospital Review based on its “quality of care and service to the community.” This is in addition to being recognized with the Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. In 2012, it was ranked among the top hospitals in New York of Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Mercy also just earned for the third time the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus award.
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center earned the 2013 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus award. St. Joseph Hospital also earned the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus award and received Recognition for Outstanding Commitment to Quality Patient Care from the American Nurses Association’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators for 2011-2013.