September 27, 2012

Texas Orthopedic Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ Recognition from The Joint Commission

Texas Orthopedic Hospital has been 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.  Texas Orthopedic Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for specific conditions and services.

            Texas Orthopedic Hospital is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Texas Orthopedic was recognized for its achievement on the following measure set:  Surgical Care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year. The list of Top Performersincreased by 50 percent from its debut last year and represents 18 percent of accredited hospitals reporting data.

This is the second year in a row that Texas Orthopedic Hospital is being recognized as a Top PerformerTexas Orthopedic Hospital is one of only 244 hospitals that achieved the distinction two years in a row. Last year, Texas Orthopedic Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for its achievement on the following measure set:  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. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. 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.

“When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission. “This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity. Such day-to-day progress will slowly but surely transform today’s health care system into one that achieves unprecedented performance outcomes for the benefit of the patients.”

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Texas Orthopedic Hospital is safe, effective care. That’s why Texas Orthopedic Hospital has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Texas Orthopedic Hospital, coupled with the Fondren Orthopedic Group, LLP., is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” says R. Trent Lind, Texas Orthopedic Hospital CEO.

In addition to being included in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual reportTexas Orthopedic Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). The Top Performer program will be featured in the November issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives and the October issue of The Joint Commission: The Source.

Texas Orthopedic Hospital
7401 S. Main, Houston, TX  77030

Fondren Orthopedic Group—Fondren Orthopedic Group, formed in 1973, has more than 40 surgeons practicing in ten subspecialties—a degree of sub-specialization unmatched in the Houston area. Because of its physicians’ long-standing reputations for leadership in the field of orthopedic surgery, as well as in teaching and research, the group has become one of the nation’s most respected orthopedic practices. Many of the advanced surgical procedures and instruments used today were developed by Fondren physicians, who operate in the state-of-the-art, specially equipped surgery suites at Texas Orthopedic Hospital.

Texas Orthopedic Hospital—Texas Orthopedic Hospital (TOH), an affiliate of HCA, is a specialty surgery, rehabilitation and sports medicine center.  As one of the leading orthopedic specialty hospitals in the world, TOH is dedicated to improving patient results by providing high-quality, cost-effective, specialized orthopedic care in a streamlined environment focused on wellness, mobility and quick recovery. Texas Orthopedic Hospital has been ranked in the Top 50 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery by U. S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital Survey” for 2009-2012.

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