Wednesday, September 14, 2011

LewisGale Among Nation's Top Performers

LewisGale Hospital Salem's campus^

All four LewisGale Regional Health System Hospitals today were named as one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, an accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Each of the LewisGale Hospitals was recognized by The Joint Commission based on 2010 data reported about evidence-based clinical processes linked to better patient outcomes for certain medical conditions.

LewisGale Medical Center, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany, LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, were among only 405 U.S. hospitals and 12 Virginia hospitals--as well as being the only health system in Western Virginia--achieving this exemplary level of performance for the following medical conditions and procedures:
  • LewisGale Medical Center: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care
  • LewisGale Hospital Alleghany: Pneumonia, Surgical Care
  • LewisGale Hospital Montgomery: Heart Attack, Pneumonia, Surgical Care
  • LewisGale Hospital Pulaski: Heart Attack, Pneumonia, Surgical Care
The Joint Commission report singles out hospitals based on their performance related to 22 accountability measures on heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and children’s asthma care. For example, to be recognized as a top performer in heart attack care, a hospital had to achieve (1) a 95 percent or greater score on each of several clinical processes proven to give patients the best possible outcomes and (2) the hospital had to achieve a composite score of 95 percent or greater for overall heart attack care.

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