(9/21/12) Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) has been recognized as a Top Performer in pneumonia care according to a report by the Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 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.
In 2012, 620 hospitals are being recognized, which represent the top 18 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2011.
To help hospitals provide excellent care, The Joint Commission implemented a multifaceted accountability measures initiative that "seeks to enhance patient care by helping hospitals improve their performance on key measures and identify target areas for improvement." The Top Performers on Key Quality Measures program honors those hospitals that consistently demonstrate excellent performance on evidence-based process of care measures.
Mary Beth White-Jacobs, VP of Patient Care for Black River Memorial Hospital said, "Excellent care is something all patients expect and deserve and all hospitals work to achieve. It is not an easy goal to reach; it takes the knowledge and teamwork of our phenomenal staff."