UPMC St. Margaret Earns Top Quality Recognition
UPMC St. Margaret is one of four UPMC hospitals that have been named among the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
UPMC’s hospitals were among 405 in the country that earned this new distinction, based on 2010 data reported on evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. These top performers represent 14 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals (of those that report core measure performance data).
To be recognized as a top performer, an organization had to meet two performance thresholds: a combined performance of 95 percent or above after the results of all the accountability measures are factored into a single score, including measures with less than 30 percent eligible cases or patients; and a 95 percent performance target for every accountability measure for which the hospital reported data, excluding any measures with less than 30 eligible cases or patients.
In addition to being included in the release of The Joint Commission’s Improving America’s Hospitals annual report, UPMC St. Margaret will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check