Henry Ford Macomb Named "2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®" by Leading Accrediting Agency

November 25, 2014

CLINTON TOWNSHIP – Henry Ford Macomb Hospital 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.

Henry Ford Macomb is the only healthcare organization in Macomb County to receive the distinction. The hospital 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
  • Surgical care

“Our patients expect and deserve the absolute highest quality care delivered in the safest possible manner,” notes Barbara W. Rossmann, President and CEO of Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. “That is why we have made it a top priority to continuously improve patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. We are proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our physicians and entire clinical staff.”

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, blood clots 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 performance of 95 percent or above on every reported element in which at least 30 patients were treated;
  • Achieving an average performance of 95 percent or above across all reported elements;
  • Having at least one diagnosis that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above within all applicable individual elements.

“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 Henry Ford Macomb Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

For more information: Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.