Riddle Hospital Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission

For the fourth year in a row, Riddle Hospital was
named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission,
the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. This is
the fourth year that The Joint Commission is recognizing hospitals for
these performance measures. Riddle was recognized for their exemplary
performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to
improve care for certain conditions.

“It is an honor to be recognized for the fourth consecutive year by The
Joint Commission for the superior care we provide to our patients every
day,” said Gary Perecko, president, Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line
Health. “This acknowledgment is a true indication of the commitment of
our entire staff who work together to ensure our community receives
high-quality, safe, effective health care.”

Riddle 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 Paoli
, also made the list.

Riddle 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 Riddle
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