Posted Thursday, September 20, 2012
Bradley Hospital, the nation’s first psychiatric hospital focusing exclusively on children and adolescents, has earned the distinction of ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2011’ by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health organizations in the U.S. Bradley Hospital is the only hospital in Rhode Island and the only psychiatric hospital in New England to receive this designation.
“This is an important recognition for Bradley Hospital, demonstrating and reinforcing our commitment to consistently provide the best care for the children and families we serve,” said Daniel J. Wall, Bradley Hospital president and CEO. “As the nation’s first psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents we have a unique responsibility to show that Bradley delivers exemplary care to patients and their families. This distinction underscores that our hard work and focus on quality are paying off.”
Bradley Hospital, which is also a teaching hospital for the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, was one of just 620 hospitals in the U.S. to be recognized as a Top Performer. It was singled out for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain medical conditions. Specifically, the hospital was recognized in the inpatient psychiatric services category.
The ratings given are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to the Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year. The list of Top Performers increased by 50 percent from its debut last year and represents 18 percent of accredited hospitals reporting data.
Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures met two 95 percent (95/95) performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.
Each hospital also met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice.
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