Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen Recognized as Top Performer by The Joint Commission|
ALLEN, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2011 by the country’s top accrediting agency for hospitals. Texas Health Allen was recognized for surgical care and pneumonia treatment.
“Texas Health Allen caregivers work diligently to provide evidence-based care to our patients,” said Jeff Reecer, president of the hospital. “We are thrilled to be recognized by The Joint Commission.”
In addition to Texas Health Allen, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle were recognized by The Joint Commission.
“Our hospitals place a strong emphasis on continually looking at ways to improve quality and adapt procedures to meet the best practices of the industry,” said Douglas D. Hawthorne, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve and the commitment to quality of each Texas Health employee is one way we achieve that goal.”
To be considered Top Performers, a hospital must score at least 95 percent in every accountability measure that it reports to The Joint Commission and for the specific measures outlined in this program. The measures are set to recognize facilities using evidence-based processes to care for conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and stroke.
Nearly 3,400 hospitals report data to The Joint Commission and of those 620 exceeded the 2011 thresholds to be a top performer. To qualify, hospitals must perform at least 30 procedures in a given specialty.
The Allen hospital is a 73-bed full service facility. Services at the hospital include surgery, emergency room services, women’s services, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, pediatrics, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, and wound care. This year the hospital added a daVinci ® Surgical Robot to expand its minimally invasive surgical options which already include the Makoplasty surgical system for joint replacement.
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