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South Bay Hospital Recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for Second Year in a Row

South Bay Hospital September 19, 2012

Sun City Center, FL - 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 the United States. South Bay Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

South Bay Hospital is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported during the 2011 calendar year. This year’s list of Top Performers represents the top 18% of more than 3,400 eligible accredited hospitals reporting data.

This is the second year in a row that South Bay Hospital is being recognized as a Top Performer. South Bay Hospital is one of only 244 hospitals that achieved the distinction two years in a row, and last year South Bay Hospital was the only hospital in Hillsborough County recognized as a Top Performer.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for a second year in a row,” says Sharon Roush, CEO of South Bay Hospital. “By implementing evidence based practices, we are able to provide high quality, effective care to our patients and improve outcomes.”

Each of the hospitals named a Top Performer 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 reported to The Joint Commission, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every

accountability measure reported, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. This means that 95 times out of 100, the hospital completed the evidence based practice.

“This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.H.P., President of The Joint Commission, “and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity.”

In addition to being included in the release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, South Bay Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website.

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