The Joint Commission recently named Payson Regional Medical Center (PRMC) one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures.
The Joint Commission accredits health care organizations throughout the U.S. The commission recognized PRMC based on data that showed improved care.
PRMC is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to the commission in 2010.
“We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care. That’s why PRMC has made a commitment to accreditation and to evidence-based care processes,” said Chris Wolf, chief executive officer of PRMC. “We have earned this recognition through the dedication and skill of our medical staff, nurses and other clinicians who care for our patients each day.”
To earn this distinction, an organization must meet two performance thresholds, achieving a composite performance score of 95 percent or above on both accountability measures. PRMC achieved these thresholds for pneumonia and surgical care.