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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Inspira Medical Center Woodbury Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ (December 2, 2014) – Inspira Medical Center Woodbury recently announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Inspira Medical Center Woodbury was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Inspira Medical Center Woodbury is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

“Here at Inspira Health Network, positive patient outcomes and safety is our top priority,” said Paul M. Lambrecht, M.J., M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E., vice president of Quality and Patient Safety at Inspira Health Network. “The quality measure teams, clinical leaders and physician champions at Inspira Medical Center Woodbury have worked diligently to enhance quality through ongoing education and collaboration with all members of the hospital and medical staff. We are very proud to be named a Top Performer by The Joint Commission as it recognizes our commitment to providing quality care in a safe environment.”

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:

  • 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; and
  • 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. I commend the efforts of Inspira Medical Center Woodbury for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., F.A.C.P., M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization formed in November 2012 by the merger of South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, now comprises three hospitals, four multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 60 locations. These include outpatient imaging and rehabilitation centers; urgent care; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than two dozen primary and specialty physician practices in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,500 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, call 1-800-INSPIRA