Brandon, Florida (September 21, 2012) – Brandon Regional Hospital has been named as one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. The hospital is part of an elite group of only 620 hospitals nationwide to earn this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.
Brandon Regional Hospital was recognized as a Top Performer for its achievement on the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. The list of Top Performers represents 18 percent of more than 3,400 eligible accredited hospitals reporting data to the Joint Commission. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year. Evidence-based clinical processes are shown to improve care for certain medical conditions
Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer 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 reported 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 reported, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. This means that 95 times out of a 100, the hospital completed the evidence-based practice, such as giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients.
“This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission, “and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity.”
“Brandon Regional Hospital has made a commitment to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Being named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures is recognition – by the industry’s most respected accrediting agency – of Brandon Regional Hospital’s commitment to providing the highest measure of healthcare to the community,” says Bland Eng CEO of Brandon Regional Hospital. “Our sincere appreciation goes out to our physicians, staff, and volunteers for making this possible,” he added.
In addition to being included in today’s release of The Joint Commission’s ”Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Brandon Regional Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org). The Top Performer program will be featured in the October issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Joint Commission: The Source.
About Brandon Regional Hospital
Brandon Regional Hospital is a proud member of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. BRH is a 398-acute care facility which includes a 25-bed Behavioral Health Center. BRH holds the following certifications:
· The first hospital in Hillsborough County to receive accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI from The Society of Chest Pain Centers.
· The three star award for excellence in cardiac surgery – the highest award given by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
· Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
· The Bariatric Center of Excellence award by the American Society of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
· The Brandon Regional Hospital Echocardiography Lab has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in the area of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).
In addition, BRH has enhanced its services this year with the addition of:
· The newly renovated and expanded Women’s Center at Brandon Regional Hospital, which includes The Baby Suites, Level III NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), and new in-patient rooms for gynecology and anti-partum patients.
· The Reflux Center, which has developed a comprehensive approach for the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux disease by combining highly skilled physicians and the latest technology to provide effective solutions.
· The newly renovated Behavioral Health Center a 25 bed unit which emphasizes the importance of instilling hope with group and individual psychotherapy, medication assessment, psycho-educational group, family support and education groups, and interventions designed to guide the mind, body, and spirit to recovery.
· The Neuroscience Center and Heart & Vascular Center offer the latest diagnoses and treatment options in neurological, spine and cardiac conditions.
Brandon Regional Hospital has recently initiated a program to only perform elective deliveries at 39 weeks gestation unless medically indicated. Although this initiative is becoming wide-spread throughout the nation, Brandon Regional Hospital and HCA implemented this initiative before it became a national movement.
Brandon Regional Hospital is located at 119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, Florida 33511. For more information contact Patricia Montgomery, 813-571-5105 or go to BrandonRegionalHospital.com.