Berkshire Health Systems Hospitals Recognized for Quality

PITTSFIELD — The nation’s leading accrediting organization for hospitals has named Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures. BMC was recognized as a Top Performer in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care by the Joint Commission. Fairview was honored as a Top Performer for pneumonia and surgical care.
BMC and Fairview were among 1,099 hospitals in the U.S., out of 3,300 surveyed, to receive Top Performer status from the Joint Commission for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. BMC and Fairview were among 18 hospitals in Massachusetts to receive Top Performer honors.
“Berkshire Health Systems has a continual commitment to achieving the highest quality in the delivery of care to our community,” said David Phelps, president and CEO of Berkshire Health Systems. “Over the past several years, BMC and Fairview have implemented evidence-based clinical processes that have been shown to improve care, and the positive outcomes our patients are experiencing are the most important measure of the success of these initiatives. Our results are why independent national organizations, such as the Joint Commission and many others, recognize the level of care that BHS, our physicians, nurses, and staff provide in critical areas of care. Our community can be confident that the care they receive here, right at home, is the best available.”
Hospitals recognized in 2013 as Joint Commission Top Performers must achieve a 95{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} or higher composite score on all the accountability measures reported to the Joint Commission in calendar year 2012, and have to exceed a 95{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} score for every reported measure. The 95{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} mark means a hospital provided evidence-based care in 95{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} or more of cases.
Launched in 2011, the Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence in accountability-measure performance. The program is based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions.

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