September 16, 2011
Mainland Medical Center Named Top Performing Hospital in Quality and Safety by The Joint Commission
Mainland Medical Center (MMC) announces being named one of the top performers in using evidence-based care processes to improve patient outcomes by The Joint Commission. MMC is one of 405 organizations identified as attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for the full year of 2010. These recognized facilities represent approximately 14 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that report core measure performance data.
“Providing quality care and ensuring the safety of patients is the most important thing we do in healthcare,” said Rob Heifner, CEO of Mainland Medical Center. “The recognition of Mainland Medical Center by The Joint Commission as a 2010 “Top Performer” is a testament to the work of the hospital’s physicians and staff and their dedication to the patients of Galveston County.”
Mainland Medical Center is a top performer in surgical, heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia care and was chosen based on its quality improvement efforts in these areas to create better outcomes for patients and ultimately a healthier community. As a result of hospitals that, like MMC, have used evidence based care processes in patient care— a tremendous improvement in performance has been measured over the past nine years.
The Joint Commission’s sixth annual report, which presents scientific evidence of hospital performance and how it relates to common medical conditions and procedures, demonstrates continual improvement on accountability measures over a nine-year period. The newest data shows significant progress in consistently using evidence-based treatments. In 2002, hospitals achieved 81.8 percent composite performance on 957,000 opportunities to perform care processes related to accountability measures. In 2010, hospitals achieved 96.6 percent composite performance on 12.3 million opportunities – a nine-year improvement of 14.8 percentage points
“Our nursing, ancillary and medical staff work as a team to create a culture of excellence and teamwork,” said Kelli Nations, Chief Nursing Officer of MMC. “Receiving this award validates that our patients are receiving quality care. I am very proud of our team and their ability to define practices that ensure the highest standards in our profession.”
About Mainland Medical Center—a campus of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
Located on a 31-acre campus at the corner of Emmett F. Lowry Expressway and Highway 3, Mainland Medical Center has been an integral part of Galveston County for more than 55 years. The hospital is a 223-bed acute care facility employing 800 people and served by more than 200 physicians providing quality, compassionate care with state-of-the-art services. Mainland Medical Center is an Accredited Chest Pain Center and offers services in Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Occupational Health and Wellness, Surgery, and HealthOne Express Care. Mainland Medical Center ensures residents receive the highest quality medical care right in their own community. For more information, call (409) 938-5000 or visit online at www.mainlandmedical.com