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WMH earns The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ recognition
November 08, 2013

Waupun Memorial Hospital (WMH) has been named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America.

WMH was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance during 2012 in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.

WMH is one of 1,099 hospitals in the United States earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. WMH was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: pneumonia and surgical care.

Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures met strict performance thresholds, achieving 95 percent or greater metrics.

“When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results,” says Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president, The Joint Commission. “This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity. Such day-to-day progress will slowly but surely transform today’s health care system into one that achieves unprecedented performance outcomes for the benefit of the patients.”

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Waupun Memorial Hospital is safe, effective care,” says DeAnn Thurmer, WMH chief operating officer. “That’s why we have made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Waupun Memorial Hospital is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.”

In addition to being included in today’s release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, WMH will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check web site (www.qualitycheck.org). The Top Performer program will be featured in the November issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives and the October issue of The Joint Commission: The Source.

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Waupun Memorial Hospital providers and associates are celebrating being named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. Shown (left to right) are: Aaron Hoffnung, MD, emergency medicine; Scott Hansfield, MD, obstetrics/gynecology; Kim Graff, RN, Med/Surg; and Allen Milani, MD, hospitalist.

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