For the second time, Paoli Hospital was named a Top
Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading
accreditor of health care organizations in America. Paoli Hospital was
recognized for their exemplary performance in using evidence-based
clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain
“Once again, this recognition by The Joint Commission serves as a
validation that Paoli Hospital provides superior care for its patients
in the community,” said Jim Paradis, President of Paoli Hospital, part
of Main Line Health. “This achievement would not be possible without the
dedication and skill of our entire team of physicians, nurses,
therapists and other health care professionals who enhance the
outstanding care and services our hospital provides to our patients
Paoli is one of 1,224 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining
excellence in accountability measure performance. Two other Main Line
Health hospitals, Lankenau Medical Center and Riddle
Hospital, also made the list.
Paoli was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets:
heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The ratings
are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to
The Joint Commission during the 2013 calendar year.
To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance
criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:
Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above
across all reported accountability measures;
Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and
every reported accountability measure where there were
at least 30 denominator cases; and
Having at least one core measure set that had a
composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that
measure set) all applicable individual accountability
measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.
“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 Paoli
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 about the Top Performer program, visit
The Joint Commission website.