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WRMC earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ recognition from Joint Commission for fifth consecutive year

Weatherford Regional Medical Center (WRMC) announced that it 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.

WRMC 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 Attack, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, and Immunization. WRMC 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. The performance measures included in the recognition program including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment, and substance use.

This is the fifth year WRMC has been recognized as a Top Performer. Weatherford Regional was recognized in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 for its performance on accountability measure data for Heart Attack, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, and Immunization. To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, 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.

“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 Weatherford Regional 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 WRMC 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 David Orcutt, WRMC CEO. “Weatherford Regional is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork, and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

About Weatherford Regional Medical Center

Weatherford Regional Medical Center is a 103-all private bed hospital and network of medical clinics serving Parker County. A dedicated and experienced medical staff offer over 30 medical specialties and services ranging from comprehensive imaging, interventional cardiology, a 24-hour emergency department, labor and delivery suites, and much more.

The hospital has received numerous awards and recognition, including the Press Ganey Summit Award and The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. For more information, call 682-582-1000 or visit www.weatherfordregional.com.

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