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CHOC CHILDREN’S EARNS “TOP PERFORMER ON KEY QUALITY MEASURES®” RECOGNITION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
November 04, 2013

CHOC Children’s was named “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” by The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the nation. CHOC was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care in children with asthma.

CHOC is one of only approximately 100 hospitals in the state (1,099 in the nation) to earn the distinction of “Top Performer.”  Ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.  Honorees met the following criteria: cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported measures; performance of 95 percent or above on each reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and a composite rate of 95 percent or above on at least one core measure set (as well as a performance rate of at least 95 percent on all applicable accountability measures within that measure set).  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, such as providing a home management plan for children with asthma.

“CHOC and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission.

“We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care.  That’s why CHOC has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive outcomes through evidence-based care processes.  CHOC is very proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer,” says Beth Rowett, vice president, Quality & Safety, CHOC Children’s.

About CHOC Children's: Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence.  Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

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Media Contact:
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
phone: (714) 509-8680
email: pr@chocchildrens.org

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