Mission Community Hospital Named “Top Performer”
on Key Quality Measures by Joint Commission
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA, Dec. 10, 2013—Mission Community Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
Mission Community Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain medical conditions. Specifically, Mission Community Hospital was recognized in the areas of heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
The quality ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.
As a Top Performer, Mission Community Hospital ranks among the country’s top one-third of all accredited hospitals for assuring that patients receive the right care delivered in the right way at the right time.
“We are honored to be recognized in this way for the quality care we provide to our patients each and every day,” says Dianne Wagner, chief nursing officer and chief operating officer for Mission Community Hospital.
“Mission Community Hospital is committed to providing compassionate, innovative, and high-quality services for all those who come to us for care. The delivery of safe, evidence-based patient care is the highest priority of our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff.”
Each accountability measure considered in The Joint Commission’s data review represents an evidence-based practice. Examples of such practices include giving aspirin to heart attack patients upon arrival at the hospital and giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.
According to Mission Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer James Theiring, “We understand that what matters most to patients is safe, effective care. That is why we have made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes.”
Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer of The Joint Commission, explains, “Mission Community Hospital and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement, and they should be proud of their achievement.”
In another innovative quality project referred to as the Care Transitions Program, Mission Community Hospital is one of several San Fernando Valley healthcare providers working collaboratively with the Los Angeles Jewish Home to improve the transition, coordination, and medical management of high-risk Medicare beneficiaries discharged from acute care hospitals.
The primary goal of the Care Transitions Program is to reduce the risk of avoidable hospital readmissions and enhance quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries during transitions from the inpatient hospital setting to other care settings.
Mission Community Hospital has provided high-quality, affordable healthcare in the San Fernando Valley community for more than 50 years. The hospital provides a full range of medical and surgical care, including 24-hour emergency services. Mission Community is licensed for 145 inpatient beds.
Mission Community Hospital is owned and operated by Deanco Healthcare, LLC.