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St. Mary’s Hospital Named Elite Top Performer by Joint Commission

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia has been recently named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.  St. Mary's Hospital was among only 17 hospitals in Illinois to make the list of 620 facilities nationwide.

The hospital was recognized for their performance in using clinical processes for improved care for certain conditions, including heart attack, pneumonia and surgical care.  Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon also achieved Top Performers status for improved care in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures met two 95 percent (95/95) performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data.  A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice; for example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan for children with asthma.

St. Mary's Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission's Quality Check Web site at www.qualitycheck.org

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