Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by the country’s top accrediting agency for hospitals.
The hospital was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes for pneumonia treatment and surgical care. The rating was based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2013 calendar year.
“We are happy to be acknowledged by The Joint Commission, a nationally-recognized symbol of excellence,” said Jeff Reecer, FACHE, president of Texas Health Allen. “Recognition like this would not be possible without the tireless dedication of the physicians on the medical staff, nurses and other care team members that work every day to deliver evidence-based care to our patients. These designations further demonstrate to our community that they need to look no further than their local hospital for a high level of care.”
In addition to Texas Health Allen, Texas Health Resources hospitals in Arlington, Azle, Cleburne, Kaufman and Stephenville were recognized by The Joint Commission.
“Texas Health has an overarching commitment to quality that benefits patients across North Texas,” said Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer and senior executive vice president for Texas Health. “This recognition by The Joint Commission is a tribute to the strong emphasis our physicians and staff place on the quality of care for each patient.”
To be considered Top Performers, a hospital must score at least 95 percent in each accountability measure that it reports to The Joint Commission and for the specific measures outlined in this program. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice. Examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.
This year, 1,224 hospitals are being recognized, representing the top 37 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2013.
The Texas Health hospitals are recognized in The Joint Commission’s “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety” annual report and on the accreditation organization’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org).
For more information about the hospital, visit www.TexasHealth.org/Allen.
About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a 73-bed acute-care hospital serving the northern Collin County area since 2000. The hospital’s services include emergency services, orthopedic care, cardiac rehab, digestive health, wound care and women’s services. Texas Health Allen, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 25 specialties. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit www.TexasHealth.org/Allen.
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.
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Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.