Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Earn "Top Performer" Designations from The Joint Commission

 – November 13, 2014 /Press Release/  –– 

Three hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System -- Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt -- have each been designated a 2013 "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.  The program recognizes health care institutions for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the likelihood of good medical outcomes for patients with certain conditions.

As three of 1,224 hospitals in the U.S. to achieve the "Top Performer" distinction, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt will be included in The Joint Commission's online annual report, America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety, found at http://bit.ly/1xMz5qM, and also on The Joint Commission's Quality Check® website.  Mount Sinai Roosevelt and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s had also received “Top Performer” designations for 2012.

"At Mount Sinai, delivering the highest quality care and helping ensure patient health and safety have always been, and will continue to be, our top priorities, and we are proud that The Joint Commission has recognized the efforts of our physicians, nurses and other staff in these areas," said Jeremy Boal, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System.

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The Joint Commission found that Mount Sinai's hospitals attained and sustained excellence in accountability measures – including research, accuracy of the care process, proximity of the care process to patient health outcomes, and adverse effects – in the following areas: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.  Mount Sinai’s Top Performer hospitals met the following criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data:

• Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
• Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases;
• Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.  

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.  “I commend the efforts of the Mount Sinai Health System for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”

Visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx for more information about The Joint Commission’s Top Performer program.

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community‐based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12‐minority‐owned free‐standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

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