MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
This is the fourth consecutive year that NWH has received this recognition. Northern Westchester Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and perinatal care.
NWH is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction. The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.
NWH was recognized for its performance on accountability measure data for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care in 2011; heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care in 2012; and heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care in 2013.
To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria, including: 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.
“We understand what matters most to patients at Northern Westchester Hospital is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Joel Seligman, President and CEO, NWH.
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