Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospital in South San Francisco is being nationally recognized for a commitment to safe, high quality and effective care. Today, The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, named the hospital among the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for 2011 performance in the annual report “Improving America’s Hospitals” released today.
Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospitals in South San Francisco is recognized for achieving excellence in performance on accountability measures during 2011 for the following measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.
“We are deeply honored that the high quality of care that we provide to our members is being recognized on a national level,” said Frank T. Beirne, Kaiser Permanente San Mateo Area Sr. VP and Area Manager. “This is a tribute to the hard work of our staff to provide world-class, integrated medical care and achieve the best outcomes for our patients."
This is the second year of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers report. Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco also received this distinction last year. This year’s report recognizes 620 hospitals nationwide that are Top Performers, representing approximately 18 percent of more than 3,000 Joint Commission accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2011. The report highlights Joint Commission accredited hospitals that 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.
For a complete list of the Top Performers hospitals, please see The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report - http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/TJC_Annual_Report_2012.pdf