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Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

September 16, 2011

South Bay Hospital Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures from the Joint Commission

Sun City Center, Florida - - South Bay Hospital was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. South Bay Hospital was the only Hillsborough County hospital recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

Out of 3,099 hospitals submitting accountability data to The Joint Commission, South Bay Hospital is one of only 405 hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported during the previous calendar year. To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet 95 percent or more on performance thresholds on accountability measure data. South Bay Hospital was recognized for achieving these performance thresholds for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

“Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals such as South Bay Hospital that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H, President, The Joint Commission.

“We understand what matters most to patients at South Bay Hospital: safe, effective care. That’s why South Bay Hospital has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. South Bay Hospital is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” says Sharon Roush, CEO South Bay Hospital.