Mercy Hospital Fort Scott Earns Prestigious "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" from The Joint Commission

November 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce The Joint Commission has named Mercy Hospital Fort Scott as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. The hospital is one of only 1,043 hospitals in the United States to achieve this distinction based on excellence in accountability measure performance.

Mercy Hospital Fort Scott has been recognized for its achievement in both Immunization and Surgical Care in 2014.

In order to be named a Top Performer, a hospital must:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

“Every patient who comes to Mercy Fort Scott for care deserves the finest in quality and safety. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Reta Baker, Mercy Hospital Fort Scott president. “We are honored to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

For more information about the Top Performer program, including eligibility criteria, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

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