Red Wing receives Top Performer award The Joint Commission

November 18, 2015

RED WING, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing 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 venous thromboembolism care (VTE) are the two performance measure sets that were awarded to Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.

“As a Joint Commission-accredited hospital, we are very pleased to receive this special recognition,” says Tom Witt, M.D., and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls, Lake City and Red Wing. “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.

“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.

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