North Kansas City Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States. The Joint Commission’s recognized North Kansas City Hospital for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

TJC Top Performer

To be a 2013 Top Performer, NKCH had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data. These included:

  • Achieving a cumulative performance rate of 95% or higher across all reported measures
  • Achieving a performance rate of 95% or higher on every reported measure with at least 30 denominator cases
  • Having at least one core measure set with a composite rate of 95% or higher; within that set, all applicable individual accountability measure had a performance rate of 95% or higher

“We understand what matters most to patients at North Kansas City Hospital is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to achieve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Peggy Schmitt, president and CEO, North Kansas City Hospital. “We are proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of North Kansas City Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission recognized North Kansas City Hospital in its 2014 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.”

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