DeKalb Hospital Receives Quality Measures Awards

November 18, 2013
Shan Burklow
DeKalb Hospital Receives Quality Measures Awards

DeKalb Community hospital was awarded ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ out of 3,343 eligible hospitals by The Joint Commission recently. The hospital is recognized for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures for pneumonia and surgical care. DeKalb Community Hospital was one of 1,099 hospitals to meet or exceed the target rates of performance for 2012.

“We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care. We are honored to be recognized in the top thirty-three percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012,” said Sue Conley-CEO of DeKalb Community and Stones River Hospitals. “I am proud of our staff for being recognized for their hard work and commitment to assuring that our measures set for pneumonia and surgical care meet and exceed Joint Commission standards of ninety-five percent or higher.”

“DeKalb Community Hospital and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D.,FACP,M.P.P., M.P.H. President and CEO, 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.”

As a top performer, DeKalb Community Hospital will be recognized in the Improving America’s Hospitals annual report, The Joint Commission website, and on The Joint Commission Quality Check website.

Pictured: (left) OR Director Nancy Trapp stands proudly alongside nursing and surgical staff as well as CNO Kim Frazier and CEO Sue Conley of DeKalb Community Hospital and Stones River Hospital (far right). DeKalb Community Hospital was awarded the ‘Top Performer in Key Quality Measures’ for pneumonia and surgical care for 2012 from The Joint Commission.

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