Fairmont receives Top Performer award

December 01, 2015

FAIRMONT, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2015 (using 2014 data) by The Joint Commission, a national health care accreditation organization. As published in the 2015 annual report, surgical care and immunization are the two performance measure sets that were awarded to Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. 

“As a Joint Commission-accredited hospital, we’re very pleased to receive this special recognition,” says Marie Morris, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont medical director. “Quality, including clinical outcomes, patient safety and patient experience, are always a priority in providing comprehensive patient care. Our dedicated staff put the needs of patients first, and that is reflected in our patient care processes and performance outcomes.” 

Requirements to become a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures: 

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures. 

“Being named a Top Performer by The Joint Commission reflects the commitment of the providers and staff in Fairmont to bring the quality and expertise of Mayo Clinic to patients in and around the Fairmont area,” says Paula Santrach, M.D., associate dean, Office of Value Creation at Mayo Clinic. “We’re proud of our colleagues and congratulate them on this recognition.” 

“Led by this year’s Top Performer hospitals, Joint Commission-accredited hospitals have achieved tremendous improvement and reliability on many of the measures reported over the past five years. These Top Performer hospitals are demonstrating how to achieve and sustain superb levels of performance in delivering evidence-based treatments,” says Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission. 

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. 

Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.

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