St. Thomas More Hospital Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures Recognition from The Joint Commission

(Canon City, COLO.) St. Thomas More Hospital (STM) announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measuresby The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

STM was recognized as part of The Joint Commissions 2015 annual report Americas Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety, for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Venous Thromboembolism and Perinatal Care. STM 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.

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.

In addition to this award, STM also received five-stars from Healthgrades, the leading online health resource, in its recent report for the quality of its gallbladder surgery two years in a row (2015-2016) and total knee replacement for five years in a row (2012-2016).

We understand what matters most to patients at St. Thomas More 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 Sheri Trahern, Chief Executive Officer at STM. St. Thomas More is proud to be named a Top Performer by The Joint Commission and to have earned two Healthgrades awards because it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.

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 are heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, childrens asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.

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 St. Thomas More Hospital 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.

For more information about the Top Performerprogram, visit the The Joint Commission website. For more information about the awards visit Healthgrades.


About St. Thomas More Hospital
St. Thomas More Hospital, a not-for-profit acute care facility, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County. Hospital services include 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, Intensive Care Unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center, wound care and more. St. Thomas More also operates Centura Health Urgent Care Canon City and long-term care facility Progressive Care Center. The St. Thomas More Physician Group features Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Health Services, Obstetrics/Gynecology, General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and the Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Clinic. St. Thomas More is supported by Centura Health, the regions leading health care network. For more information, visit St. Thomas More Hospital website.

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