Recognition from The Joint Commission
. – 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 (
www.qualitycheck.org). 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