For the third year in a row, Paradise Valley Hospital was named
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations
in nation. Paradise Valley is the
only San Diego hospital to be named a Top Performer three years in a row and the
only South Bay hospital to be recognized.
The hospitals selected each are recognized for exemplary performance in
using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care
for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart
attack, pneumonia, surgery, children's asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism,
as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category
for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.
"Paradise Valley Hospital focuses on quality of patient care,"
said Neerav Jadeja, administrator of Paradise Valley Hospital. "This
is well deserved recognition of the physicians, nurses and staff who maintain
the highest standards of quality care in South Bay."
"All the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional
commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,"
said Dr. Mark Chassin, president and chief executive officer, The Joint
Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality
Measures must: 1) achieve cumulative performance of 95% or above across
all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve performance of 95% or
above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are
at least 30 denominator cases; and 3) have at least one core measure set
that has a composite rate of 95% or above, and within that measure set
all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate
of 95% or above.
In addition to being included in The Joint Commission's "Improving
America's Hospitals" annual report, these hospitals will be recognized
on The Joint Commission's Quality Check