Citrus Valley Medical Center earns "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures"

Recognition from The Joint Commission

Covina, Calif . – Citrus Valley Medical Center (CVMC) today was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. CVMC was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical procedures that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

CVMC, which is comprised of the Queen of the Valley Campus in West Covina and the Inter-Community Campus in Covina, is among 1,099 hospitals being recognized this year for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. This represents the top 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012. The hospital is being recognized for the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.

"We are extremely proud of this honor because it demonstrates the strong commitment of our staff and physicians to provide quality and safe care to every patient, every time," says CEO Robert H. Curry.

Adds Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pavel Bindra: "By following evidence-based practices, we are ensuring that all of our patients receive the highest standard of care in the country."

Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must: 1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve performance of 95 percent 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 percent or above, and within that measure set all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotics on hour before surgery.

In addition to being included in the October 30 release of The Joint Commission's "Improving America's Hospitals" annual report, CVMC will be recognized on The Joint Commission's Quality Check website ( The Top Performer program will be featured in the December issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source.

CVMC is an affiliate of Citrus Valley Health Partners, which also includes Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora and Citrus Valley Hospice in West Covina.

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