YONKERS, N.Y. -- Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers was recently named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, a leading accreditor of health-care organizations in America.
The hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. It was just one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. to earn the top distinction.
Examples of evidence-based practice include, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, or providing a home-management plan of care for children with asthma.
The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.
“Saint Joseph’s and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” Dr. Mark R. Chassin, president and chief executive officer of The Joint Commission said in a statement. “We have much to celebrate this year. Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction."
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