Schneck recognized for performance

Schneck Medical Center announced Thursday that it has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Stephanie L. Furlow, Schneck’s Director of Marketing & Public Relations, says the 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 pneumonia, surgical care, and immunization. She says that Schneck is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the Top Performer distinction.

Furlow says 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. She adds that this is the second year Schneck has been recognized as a Top Performer, as the hospital was recognized in 2014 for its performance on accountability measure data for pneumonia and surgical care.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality healthcare. I commend the efforts of Schneck Medical Center for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

“We understand what matters most to patients at Schneck is the quality, safety, and patient experience they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Warren Forgey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Schneck Medical Center. “We are proud to be named a Top Performer for the second year in a row as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”