November 25, 2015
EL PASO, TX — On Nov. 17, 2015, Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, which includes Las Palmas Medical Center and Del Sol Medical Center, was recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States. The Joint Commission recognized Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare 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 attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and perinatal care. Las Palmas Medical Center and Del Sol Medical Center are among 1,043 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. The performance measures included in the recognition program are heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.
“We understand that what matters most to patients within our hospital system is the quality and safety of the care they receive,” Jacob Cintron, chief executive officer of Del Sol Medical Center, said. “That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes.”
This is the fifth consecutive year for Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare to be recognized as a Top Performer.
“Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff,” Don Karl, interim chief executive officer of Las Palmas Medical Center, said.
To be a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:
- Achieve a cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
- Achieve a performance of 95 percent or above on each reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
- Have at least one core measure set that has 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.
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality healthcare,” Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, MPP, MPH, president and chief executive officer of The Joint Commission, said. “I commend the efforts of Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare for its excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.