St. Charles Hospital has been ranked as a “Top Performer” on key quality measurements by The Joint Commission, a nonprofit health care organization. According to its website, The Joint Commission “accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.”
The hospital was one of only three on Long Island, along with Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and Good Samaraitan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, to earn the recognition from a pool of 3,000 hospitals placing it in the top 18 percent of all the hospitals evaluated nationwide.
The rating is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported by the commission for the 2011 calendar year. Click here to view the report.
According to a statement released by the hospital, St. Charles Hospital excelled in the areas of pneumonia, surgical care and stroke measures. The hospital achieved a performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score of the data reported to The Joint Commission.
“We strive for the utmost quality for the benefit of our patients. The Joint Commission’s ranking recognizes our hospitals’ extraordinary level of commitment to sustaining quality health care across a wide spectrum of performance measures,” said Catholic Health Services Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Joel Yohai. “Everyone at CHS is so very proud of the patient care teams at St. Charles and Good Samaritan.”
A statement from the hospital also pointed out that in addition to Joint Commission accreditation, St. Charles participates in the New York State Partnership for Patients, a quality and safety initiative developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).